A Jefferson High School graduating senior was critically injured in a wreck in Jefferson. The student, Jordyn Engelberg, was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center on Friday after being extricated from her vehicle.
Engelberg underwent surgery on Friday. Principal Kevin Smith said that Engelberg came out of surgery Friday night. She is in ICU to recover from the surgery and is "responding well."
According to the JHS yearbook, Engelberg is a member of the JHS flag team.
The wreck happened on Old Pendergrass Road at the side entrance to the Kroger parking lot (across from CVS and Hardee's). This wreck was not at the intersection of Hwy. 129 and Old Pendergrass Road.
Another female was transported to the ARMC and is in stable condition. She has been released from the hospital with minor injuries according to Jackson County Emergency Services director Steve Nichols.
The wreck was reported on Friday, May 20, around 12 p.m.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.
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