Authorities are waiting on the results of a blood alcohol test to charge a man at fault in a Wednesday wreck that killed a Martinez teen.
Charges are forthcoming against Lucky Wade Jackson Jr., 43, of Buxton Drive in Evans, pending the results of a blood alcohol test, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. The results could take up to six weeks.
Alcohol was a contributing factor in the wreck, according to the sheriff’s office accident report.
Jackson ran a red light on Washington Road at Ronald Reagan Drive and hit the car of Jordan Elizabeth White, 19. White died Thursday from her injuries.
White was a 2011 Evans High School graduate. She was studying at Augusta State University and worked at Firehouse Subs, according to her Facebook page.
She was airlifted to the MCG Medical Center after the wreck just before midnight.
White was taking a left turn off of Ronald Reagan Drive on a green arrow at about 11:45 p.m. to head east on Washington Road. Jackson, driving a Ford F250 truck, ran the red light heading west and hit the driver’s side door of White’s Honda Accord, according to the report. The Honda spun and landed on the shoulder more than 400 feet from the intersection near Regions Bank.
There were no skid marks from Jackson’s truck, indicating he did not brake before the collision, according to the report.
Jackson’s truck then crossed the center line and hit a stopped tractor trailer, according to the report.
White’s passengers, Corey Jalen Davis, 19, of Cyndee Circle in Martinez, and is in good condition at MCG, according to a hospital spokeswoman. She had no listing for the other passenger, Clinton McArthur Gayman, 22, of Belglade Road in Grovetown, who also was taken to the hospital.
The tractor trailer driver, Shellie Curtis Patterson, of Lincolnton, Ga., was not injured.
Jackson sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from MCG.