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By Joe Thomas
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Second victim hit on Hwy. 29 in Century dies

Mathis dies from injuries sustained when hit on July 6


July 27, 2023

The second victim who was hospitalized after being hit by vehicles July 6 crossing Highway 29 in Century died last Wednesday at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Jessica Ann Mathis, 34, of Brewton died from the injuries she received that night. Jenny Lum Ackerman, 53, also of Brewton died the night of the incident.

The two women were leaving Vallarta Mexican Grill about 8:30 p.m. on July 6 when they attempted to cross the highway.

Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol said Mathis was struck by a vehicle headed south driven by someone only identified as a 36-year old from Flat Rock, Ala. Ackerman the...

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