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Authorities waiting to charge driver in fatal wreck

Charges pending blood alcohol test results

Posted: September 14, 2012 - 10:18am  |  Updated: September 14, 2012 - 1:30pm
Jordan Elizabeth White, 19, of Springlakes Drive in Martinez, died Thursday from injuries she sustained in a wreck late Wednesday in Evans.  HAND OUT
Jordan Elizabeth White, 19, of Springlakes Drive in Martinez, died Thursday from injuries she sustained in a wreck late Wednesday in Evans.

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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.

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why was this man not arrested?

if for nothing else, failinging to yield right of way. Then posting bond? He is not on augustacrime.com? What about running a red light? What about a field sobriety test? My God he is walking free to use alcohol to fend of his fear of prosecution or to have another evening of fun. CCSO could not come up with any charges. BS. The length of time to run a Gas Chromatography analysis to determine blood alcohol is less than fifteen minutes from receipt of sample. We are not talking about a certified result for manslaughter prosecution. An innocent child is dead. Lucky is resting at his BUXTON LANE home.

Something is wrong with the CCSO "protect and serve" once again.



Is he a member of the CCSO or just a friend. Another Jimmy Volles? This cannot be normal police action. We were arrested for failing to yield the right of way and the resulting collision with injuries. Taken to jail, then bonded out. No alcohol involved by either party.

Barry Paschal

You're off-base, soapy

This is standard procedure in a vehicular homicide case, which is what this will be. CCSO does not jump the gun. The test you're talking about must be performed by the GBI crime lab for use in court - NOT the hospital. They already know his BAC, and he'll be charged accordingly.


Barry, as

a house keeping measure, I'd like to let you know the ignore function of this website could probably be improved.

Barry Paschal

I agree

Bobby, I agree.


Deputies at the scene Saturday morning

Deputies were out in force this morning at the scene of the crash, measuring with what appeared to be surveying equipment. I assume they're creating some sort of model to help explain the sequence of events.


we talked to the deputies at the scene Saturday morning

It was an informative exchange. But it still does not explain the different approach taken in the other DUI wreck? Is it only the fault of the public that rushes to conclusion? It may be the "facts not entered into evidence" by reporters and radio hosts. We don't have a problem with being corrected on the facts. Don't have an issue with "ignore". We don't have a problem with being told the laws have changed in wreck investigation since 1970. We live in a community that loves to "ignore". The timing of the facts are at issue. How would we know that one DUI killer was jailed and another set free without the newspapers?

News or opinion. "Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see". Another writer/publisher.


So they are waiting eight weeks for results

to charge the man in the Appling DUI fatality? S.O.P. ?