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4 vehicles collide in Ludowici; 2 taken to hospital
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Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Capt. Gary Fairchild treats Glennville resident Earlene McGinnis after she was involved in a wreck at Highway 84 and Macon Street in Ludowici on Friday. Ludowici Police Department Sgt. Shane Middleton also responded to the call. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

A four-vehicle wreck in Ludowici resulted in two being taken to the hospital Friday afternoon.

Law-enforcement officers and first responders were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 84 and Macon Street around 3 p.m. in reference to a wreck in front of the IGA grocery store.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Harry Middleton said Hinesville resident Beth Willis-Stevenson, who was driving a Georgia Department of Natural Resources 2001 Ford Windstar, attempted to make a left turn off of Highway 84 onto Macon Street. As she made the turn, the van she was driving was hit on its right side by a 1999 Chrysler LHS that was driven by Glenville resident Ida Mae Smith, Middleton said. 

Middleton said that after the two vehicles collided, the DNR vehicle then struck a 1993 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Ludowici resident Charles Rick Strawser, that was stopped at the stop sign on Macon Street. The Chrysler then struck a 2010 Ford Focus, which was on Macon Street and driven by Heath Singleton, also of Ludowici, Middleton said.

Middleton said Strawser complained of neck and back pain, and was transported by ambulance to Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup. Glennville resident Earlene McGinnis, who was a passenger in the Chrysler LHS, also complained of some neck pain, but she was transported by a friend to Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville.

Middleton said Willis-Stevenson was cited for failure to yield while turning left on a road. Other agencies responding to accident included the Ludowici Police Department, Long County Sheriff’s Office, Ludowici/Long County Fire Department and Long County Excelsior EMS.

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