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White County accident involving three vehicles chain reaction seriously injures 2 children

The accident happened on Georgia Highway 11 at State Highway 11.
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WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — Two children were seriously hurt in a three-vehicle wreck on Saturday afternoon in White County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

The agency said it happened at about 12:10 p.m., along Georgia Highway 11 at Joe Turner Road.

According to an email from the GSP, a 2006 Toyota Tundra pickup had stopped in the northbound lane of Ga. Highway 11 and waiting to make a left turn. A 2004 Kia Sedona van was stopped directly behind the truck.

The GSP said a 2005 Toyota Scion XA was following the Kia too closely and hit it in the rear, causing the Kia to hit the back of the Toyota.

According to the GSP, the driver and passenger in the Toyota Tundra, 53-year-old Gary Olsen and 55-year-old Tamera Olsen, both from Cleveland, Georgia, received minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

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The driver of the Kia Sedona, 32-year-old Samantha Loggins of Saute Nacoche, Georgia, received minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, the GSP said. However, two children riding in the vehicle were injured as well - one of them so seriously that they had to be air-lifted from the scene.

The driver of the car that's accused of causing the crash, 30-year-old Heather Morgan of Clermont, Georgia, received minor injuries as well. Morgan had four children riding in the vehicle at the time with three of them injured - one seriously. The latter victim also had to be air-lifted to an area hospital for treatment.

According to the GSP, there are charges pending in connection with the incident. 

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