Another accident death occurs at Hwy. 27, Bethel Rd. intersection

Published 5:38 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2017


A woman was killed and another woman was lifeflighted with injuries to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after a wreck Monday afternoon at the intersection of Hwy. 27 North and Bethel Road.

Brenda Gail Solis was driving a 1988 Ford Bronco and heading west across Hwy. 27 when she pulled out in front of an 18-wheeler for an unknown reason. The semi-truck T-boned Solis’ vehicle at the driver’s door, flipping the Bronco onto its side and coming to a stop in the median.

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Solis was declared dead at the scene by Bainbridge Public Safety. The passenger, Isesha Robinson, 26, was lifeflighted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. As of press time Tuesday, she is reported to be in stable condition. Both were wearing seatbelts.

“(The truck driver) saw her stopped at the stop sign,” Georgia State Patrol Trooper Walt Landrum said. “She was stopped. Right when he got into the intersection, she darted across, like bam, bam. He never had time to touch a brake.”

The truck driver, Anthony Mincey, 41, of Blakely, was not injured in the accident. After colliding with the vehicle, Mincey came to a stop 100 yards down the road.

The accident comes just five days after Crystal Veliz, 29, was killed in a two-vehicle accident at the same intersection.

Landrum said drivers need to be more aware and stop completely at stop signs.

The cause of the accident is currently listed as failing to yield to a right away, although the accident is still under investigation.

Decatur County Fire and Rescue, Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Bainbridge Public Safety, multiple volunteer fire responders and Georgia State Patrol were on scene for the accident.