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State troopers probe Friday's fatal accident
A Georgia State trooper gathers information on an accident that claimed the life of a Savannah woman Friday night. - photo by Photo by Jason McNair

A Savannah man remains in critical condition after an accident Friday night on Highway 21 claimed the life of a passenger in his car.

Florence Heidt Siebert, 80, of Savannah was killed after the 2000 Chevrolet Impala being driven by Kenneth L. Siebert was hit by a Republic Services garbage truck around 6:50.

The accident occurred as the Sieberts were turning across the southbound lane of Highway 21 and into the parking lot of Strickland’s Funeral Home. A visitation was being held at Strickland’s for Yolanda Miller, who died in an accident last Tuesday.

According to a Georgia State Patrol report, Siebert’s car was struck by a truck driven by Danielle Maria Rivera of Port Wentworth. After impact, the Impala spun clockwise and traveled 60 feet before coming to a stop on the west shoulder of Highway 21. Rivera’s garbage truck continued for another 112 feet before coming to a stop in the emergency lane.

The Sieberts had to be extricated from their car. He was taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

Rivera was uninjured in the accident.

Charges are pending, according to the GSP report.

Miller, from Guyton, was killed after a tractor trailer driven by Adam Wes Durrence of Cobbtown turned into her path on Highway 80, according to the State Patrol. Durrence was attempting to turn left onto Jimmy Deloach Parkway when the 1994 Chevy pickup being driven by Miller hit the rig.

Charges also are pending in that investigation, according to the GSP report.