Two Girls Killed in ATV/ Truck Crash in Joanna

Two teenage girls were killed in Joanna Thursday afternoon in a collision between an ATV and a tractor trailer truck at 4:40 pm. Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis said that a 2013 Honda ATV was traveling westbound on Pickens Street while the tractor trailer truck was southbound on Milton Road. Hovis said the ATV was attempting to cross Milton Road when it struck the truck rig. Both the driver and passenger on the Honda ATV died at the scene.

Laurens County Chief Deputy Coroner Patti Canupp identified the two victims on the ATV as 14-year-old Jasmine Peake of Joanna and 14-year-old Madison Simmons of Gray Court.

Trooper Hovis said the Highway Patrol’s investigation of the fatal collision continues.