Authorities are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a motorist late Monday afternoon.
According to Effingham County Sheriff’s reports, a female driver of a Ford F-150 was killed when she was hit by a dump truck on Highway 80 east of Eden. The accident occurred just before 4 p.m., and the driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver has been identified as Phyllis Googe, 71, of Ellabell.
Initial reports indicate the driver of the pickup truck pulled out onto Highway 80 from a private driveway and the dump truck broadsided the pickup’s driver side door.
Traffic on Highway 80 was tied for an extended period time in both directions. No charges have been filed in the accident.