An accident in Effingham County killed two people and seriously injured two others along Old Augusta Road on Sunday afternoon.

Megan Kessler, a 30-year-old high school teacher at Effingham County High School was traveling south on Old Augusta Road at around 4 p.m. when a pickup truck crossed into the path of her vehicle. Kessler and her mother, Marlys Strempke of Allehurst, were killed in the collision.

The driver of the truck, 18-year-old Karlie Miles and her passenger, 15-year-old Ivey Castaneda, were both transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collisions Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident, and its cause is not yet known.

The accident is especially difficult for Effingham County High School. Ms. Kessler had been a popular special education teacher at the school, and leaves behind a husband and three sons. Karlie Miles had graduated from the school in 2013, and her passenger, Ivey Castaneda, is a current student.

Effingham County High School is providing resources and counseling for any student who needs help dealing with the tragedy.

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