2017-12-13 / Front Page

Nine injured in two wrecks

Three people were injured this past week when their vehicle left the road at a high rate of speed, struck a tree and overturned multiple times.

The driver of the 2013 Chevrolet Camero, Jamison Jace A. Miliner, 22, of Arlington and two passengers, William Connor Cullifer, 22, of Cuthbert and Waylan Patrick Hewett, 20, of Damascus were transported to Southeast Alabama Medical Center with “non-fatal” injuries.

Miliner, who was ejected from the vehicle, and Hewett were not wearing seat belts. Miliner also received citations for reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and “tire requirements.”

The accident happened about 9:30 p.m. Dec. 6 on Highway 39 south of Blakely just north of the Three Notch Road intersection.

U.S. 27 North wreck

The News has also learned six persons were injured and transported to LifeBrite Hospital following a wreck at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Flea Hop Road north of Blakely.

The accident occured around 5 p.m. Nov. 22 when a northbound 2008 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Mary Washington, 89, of Bluffton, attempting a left hand turn, drove into the path of a southbound 2008 Nissan Pathfinder.

The driver of the Pathfinder, Nathaniel Drayton III, 46, of Lansdale, Penn., swerved right to avoid collision but the rear of the SUV was struck and it overturned.

According to the accident report, six persons ages seven to 77, in the SUV, including the driver were transported by ambulance to LifeBright Hospital with “non-life threatening injuries.”

All occupants in both vehicles were wearing shoulder and lap belts. None of the occupants were ejected and there were no entrapments.

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