Details in Highway 38 fatality
Published 11:47 pm Friday, October 18, 2013
Information has been released surrounding a highway crash last Friday that resulted in the death of one Bainbridge resident and another passenger came away with serious injuries.
Georgia State Troopers said Annie Jones, 54, of Bainbridge was killed while trying to cross lanes on Georgia Highway 27 while traveling from the west-bound lanes, moving to the east-bound lanes. Officials say Jones was exiting a private drive when a 2003 Mazda truck collided into her white, 2004 Ford Taurus on Friday, Oct. 11.
“Jones was leaving a private drive, traveling west bound on Highway 84 and from what we can tell, it appears she was going to make a left-hand lane change and was going to cross over the median to and go back toward Bainbridge,” State trooper C. Hall of the Brinson office said. “When she did, she must have not checked her mirror and there was a vehicle coming on the inside lane that struck her on the driver side door.”
Hall said Jones and her daughter, who was in the passenger’s seat, were both wearing seatbelts. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene and reports say she was killed upon impact.
The other passenger was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare and is in stable, but serious condition.
The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries.
After dealing with a fatality, Hall reminds drivers traveling on highways to practice caution when turning across four lanes to go the opposite direction.
“Just continue to wear your seatbelts and when making lane changes, be sure and check your mirrors first and use the provided turn-arounds on the four-lanes — don’t cross the medians,” Hall said.