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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

One killed and one still critical

Two Brewton women struck by vehicles crossing Highway 29 last Thursday in Century


July 13, 2023

Joe Thomas

Emergency personnel gather on scene of deadly incident

One Brewton woman is dead and another remains in the intensive care unit at Sacred Heart Hospital after the two were struck by vehicles Thursday, night, July 6, as they crossed Highway 29 in Century coming from Vallarta Mexican Grill.

Jenny Lum Akerman, 53, and Jessica Mathis, 34, were both struck crossing the highway in from of the 910 North Boulevard restaurant. Helicopters landed in the Dollar General Store parking lot to transport the two to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

Akerman died later from her injuries and as of press time Wednesday, Mathis remained in intensive care.


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