West Chatham Teacher Dies in I-95 Car Accident

The victim of a fatal I-95 auto accident has been identified as a 62-year-old resident of Valona in McIntosh County and a local educator.

On Mar. 3, Persons was identified by Georgia State Patrol Trooper, and Savannah-Chatham school officials confirmed that she was indeed the fifth-grade teacher at West Chatham Elementary School of the same name.

The accident took place at approximately 6:30 a.m. on a stretch of interstate in Liberty County. In all, five cars were involved and seven people were transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment.

Emergency crews had to extract three people from their vehicles, and those individuals are currently listed in critical condition. Two of the victims are reported to have walked away from their vehicles while the remaining victims required emergency assistance. No one was ejected from their vehicles.

More updates are expected as further information becomes available.

Knowing what to do after a car accident—whether you are a victim or a bystander—can save a life. Remember to always act in accordance with the law and remain at the accident scene until police officers release you. Make sure you and your party are safe, then, once your vehicle has been moved to a safe place out of traffic, call authorities for help.

If possible, record the scene of the accident with the camera on your smartphone, or take pictures of any injuries or property damage. For more information on what to do after a crash, click here.