MACON, Ga. — The son of a former Bibb County sheriff died Friday after being injured in an accident on Interstate 75.

Jerry Modena Jr. died Friday afternoon at the Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon, according to Bibb County coroner Leon Jones.

He says Modena was injured in a Thursday morning accident near mile marker 122 in Dooly County.

13WMAZ could not reach the Georgia State Patrol for further details on the accident.

His father, Jerry Modena, served 30 years with the Bibb County's Sheriff Office, retired, then served 12 years as sheriff himself, from 2001-2012. Sheriff Modena died in 2015.

Jerry Modena Jr. ran a security firm. He was 47-years-old.

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