Jasper County lineman third Georgia fatality from last week's severe storms

A third person has died after storms left destruction in their wake last week.

Jesse Maxwell, a 32-year-old lineman, was killed while working to restore power in Jasper County.

Maxwell worked for Georgia Right of Way. He was helping to restore storm-relate power outages last Friday night for Snapping Shoals EMC when he was tragically killed.

Georgia Right of Way released a statement Wednesday about his death that reads in part:

"Our company is a family, and our hearts are broken. We are cooperating fully with OSHA as it investigates this accident, and our thoughts and prayers are with Jesse's family."



His family members have set up a GoFundMe account to help provide for his family. It has raised over $45,000 in four days.

Maxwell leaves behind a wife, an 11-year-old son, and three daughters, ages 7, 6, and 4.

State official say a 5-year-old Butts County boy was killed when a tree fell on a car and state employee Sean Kornacki, 40, of LaFayette, was killed by tree while attempting to clear Georgia Highway 193 in Walker County of storm debris.