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Funeral Friday for Owen Rivers, 4
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Funeral arrangements have been made for the 4-year-old Effingham County boy who died following a head-on collision on Highway 17 Friday afternoon.

Owen Davis Rivers, 4, died and his mother, Adrianna Flowers, 22, of Guyton, was seriously injured as a result of their car being hit head-on by Robert Kenneth Waugh, 38, of Guyton.

Waugh had a suspended driver’s license and was driving recklessly prior to crossing the center line and hitting Flowers’ car, according to investigators. Waugh’s injuries were described as life-threatening.

Visitation for Owen Rivers will be held Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Riggs Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Elam Egypt Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Elam Egypt Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kids on a Mission Fund, Elam Egypt Baptist Church, 2166 Egypt Ardmore Road Guyton, GA 31312.

Also, a page has been established on for donations to cover the child’s funeral expenses and his mother’s medical costs. The donation goal is $15,000. To donate or to see the page, visit