Brunswick woman dies after wreck

Published 8:13 pm Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Brunswick, Ga., woman died after being injured in a wreck in Bainbridge on Friday evening.

The wreck happened at about 6:10 p.m. at the forking intersection of Georgia 97 South and the Georgia 97 South Connector.

Dorothy Henderson, 81, of Brunswick, was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge, where she later died.

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Henderson was a passenger in a Chrysler 300 sedan driven by her husband, Junious Henderson, 80, of Brunswick.

According to Bainbridge Public Safety, Mr. Henderson was traveling north on Georgia 97 and attempted to make a left turn onto the Georgia 97 Connector, also known as Old Quincy Road. Henderson turned into the path of a Chrysler Aspen SUV driven by Morgan Heard Johns, 26, of Bainbridge, who was traveling south on Georgia 97.

Public Safety Investigator Chris Jordan got into the sedan’s back seat to help stabilize and calm Mr. Henderson while other officers were working to cut open the car’s driver’s side door and roof, in order to free the driver.

Mr. Henderson was taken by emergency medical helicopter to Tallahassee (Fla.) Memorial Hospital, according to EMS. His chest and abdomen had struck the car’s steering wheel in the crash, he had a possible broken arm along with knee pain.

Johns was treated at Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge. Johns’ infant daughter, who was in a child safety seat in the rear of the SUV, was not injured.

Two other passengers in the sedan, 17-year-old Janet Henderson and 16-year-old Judeia Henderson, were riding in the rear seat of the sedan. They had visible, but non-serious, injuries and were taken to Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge for treatment.