2017-10-11 / Front Page

Wrecks injure two

Jacob Gee was injured when this van rolled over Tuesday.

At approximately 8 p.m. Monday evening Robert Turner, 25, of Blakely lost control of the Ford Thunderbird he was driving on Highway 39 just south of Blakely near the intersection with Old Lucile Road.

According to the GSP, the northbound vehicle went onto the east shoulder of the road, spun clockwise, struck a traffic sign and came to rest on the shoulder, facing west.

Turner exited his vehicle attempting to flag down a southbound motorist.

Turner entered the roadway and a vehicle, a blue Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Q’derius Reed, 17, of Blakely was unable to stop and struck Turner.

After he was struck by the Marquis, Turner was struck by a second vehicle, Turner was struck by a second vehicle, a tan Chevrolet Silverado driven by Jeannie Jefferson, 46, of Donalsonville.

Turner was airlifted to Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan where he remains in serious condition.

Another Blakely man was injured Tuesday when he apparently lost control of the van he was driving on Highway 39 approximately three miles north of Blakely at the intersection with Clark Road.

The driver, Jacob Gee, approximately 21, of Blakely was seriously injured when the southbound van careened into the right ditch and appeared to have rolled several times, coming to rest upright in the roadway.

Gee, who was wearing a seatbelt, was airlifted to Southeast Alabama Medical Center.

Gee’s wreck occurred in almost the exact spot where two people were killed recently when their car rolled following a blowout.

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