Teen dies in deadly crash along Appling-Harlem Road in Columbia County

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HARLEM, Ga. (WJBF) – A teen is dead after a car accident in Columbia County.

It happened shortly before 6pm along Appling Harlem Road, Friday.

The deputy coroner says 18- year old Savannah Gavlinski was driving a truck heading north when she crossed over into the southbound lane into oncoming traffic.

That’s when investigators say she crashed into a semi-truck.

The deputy coroner says Gavlinski was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi-truck was taken to the hospital to get checked out.

The coroner is investigating to see if alcohol may have played a factor in the crash.

NewsChannel 6 will continue to keep you updated.


HARLEM, Ga. (WJBF) – A crash has blocked Appling-Harlem Road in both directions at Hawes Branch Parkway near Pumpkin Center Friday night, according to a tweet by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident happened shortly before 6pm and drivers were asked to avoid the area.

NewsChannel 6 is working to get more information.

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