A Waycross woman died Monday from injuries she suffered in a collision at the intersection of McDonald Street and Ossie Davis Parkway (formerly called State Street) after she failed to stop for a red traffic light, said Waycross Police Chief Tony Tanner.
Freida Mae Mason, 69, of a Waycross address, was transported to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross by Ware County Emergency Medical Service ambulance where she died, Tanner said.
The driver of the second vehicle, David Leggett, 59, of Waycross, was not injured in the 9:58 a.m. crash, said Tanner.
Driving a 1997 Toyota Corolla, Mason was headed east on McDonald Street when she failed to stop for the red light at the intersection, Tanner said.
“Several witnesses said she did not stop at the traffic signal,” Tanner said.
She entered the path of the 2017 Kenworth dump truck, which was headed north on the Ossie Davis Parkway, and her car was struck in the passenger side, Tanner said. The truck is the property of the Ware County Public Works Department.
The dump truck stopped almost immediately after the crash, traveling only a few feet past the traffic signal.
Ware County Public Works director Michael Brooks said Monday afternoon that although Leggett was not physically injured, he was “very upset over the accident.”
Waycross Police Officer William M. James was in charge of the accident investigation.
No charges were filed.