Father Dies, Son in Serious Condition After Jefferson Co. Accident

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Jefferson County, Florida - September 8, 2011 -

A father and son are involved in an accident, leaving the father dead and the son in serious condition. Tommy Clifton, 51, and son Thomas Clifton, 20, of Hahira, Georgia, were driving in a 2002 Ford Van when the accident happened

The van, driven by Tommy Clifton, was heading southbound on U.S. 221 (State Road 55). For unknown reasons, Clifton crossed the
center line, the northbound lane, and entered the east shoulder. The van continued on the shoulder for 131 feet before the front of the van struck a tree.

After impact, the van rotated around the tree counter-clockwise
approximately 90 degrees, coming to final rest facing east.

Tommy Clifton was pronounced dead on scene.

The Florida Highway Patrol was assisted by Jefferson County Fire/Rescue, Ashville V.F.D., and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.


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  • by sherry clifton on Feb 11, 2012 at 07:11 PM
    My Dear Husband, I will miss you with all my heart and soul and all my being in life. I can't wait till me meet again in Heaven.. I love you!!
  • by Sherry Clifton Location: Hahira on Feb 11, 2012 at 07:10 AM
    My Dear Husband, I will miss you with all my hear and soul and all my being in life. I can't till we meet again in Heaven.
  • by R.green on Sep 26, 2011 at 06:25 PM
    Im praying And i love all yall, cc. you gonna make it through!
  • by Courtney Location: GA on Sep 26, 2011 at 06:06 PM
    Dad, i will never forget you. no one will ever take your place. i miss you alot. i wish you could come back, cant wait to see you soon
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      by Rebekah on Sep 28, 2011 at 05:38 PM in reply to Courtney
      Its okay courtney boo, i love you! message me!
  • by Tina Location: Waynesville, NC on Sep 8, 2011 at 08:01 PM
    Praying for his wife and family during this tragic time. May God be with them. Tommy was a good man and will be missed by many, may he rest in peace.
  • by Daniel Scallan Location: Warsaw Nc on Sep 8, 2011 at 07:48 PM
    Tommy you will deeply be missed. And ill always remember the fun times we had at the Family Reunions.
  • by unknownclifton Location: valdosta on Sep 8, 2011 at 07:40 PM
    thank you all for the prayers this is a really hard time for us and we really apreciate this. God Bless!
  • by jennifer clifton on Sep 8, 2011 at 05:08 PM
    thank you all 4 the prayers 4 my family att this sad time!! tommy was a good cuz and will be missed by alot of people! =[ i miss you tommy and love you!!
  • by jodie Location: Velocity..TLH on Sep 8, 2011 at 01:46 PM
    My thoughts are with this family...sooo sad!!!I did not know Tommy, but this tragedy affects us all!!!!My prayers are with you!!!
  • by Leigh Location: Valdosta on Sep 8, 2011 at 01:32 PM
    We will miss you Tommy. May you rest in peace. My thoughts are with the Family and His Son. May God be with you during these hard and trying times. R.I.P TOMMY!!!
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