Bold Springs Crash

The Walton County Sheriff's Office, Walton County Fire Rescue and Georgia State Patrol respond to a crash Monday morning, Jan. 11, 2021, in Bold Springs, Ga.

BOLD SPRINGS, Ga. — An Athens woman was hurt seriously in a crash Monday morning.

State troopers said two vehicles were traveling south on Georgia 81 in Bold Springs. The one in front, a red Subaru Forester, slowed to turn left onto North Cross Lane Road. A gray Chrysler 300 behind it was following too closely, troopers said, and rear-ended the Subaru shortly before 8:30 a.m.

After impact, the Subaru was forced into the northbound lane and struck in the side by a red Jeep Cherokee.

The driver of the Subaru, 27-year-old Jessica Rehs, sustained serious injuries and was transported to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

The driver of the Jeep, 64-year-old Joelene Sutton of Monroe, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Piedmont Walton Hospital.

The driver of the Chrysler, 49-year-old Vanessa McCartney of Bethlehem, was not hurt.

McCartney was cited on a charge of following too closely.

Walton County Fire Rescue and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded.

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