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Four hurt in wreck on Elim Church Road
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A van and a car collided Saturday night at the intersection of Elim Church and Lee Place roads in Long County, sending four women to the hospital. - photo by Mikee Riddle

Four women were injured in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Elim Church and Lee Place roads Saturday night, according to Long County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Shane Middleton. All four victims were transported to local hospitals. 

Troopers arrived at the scene around 11:20 p.m., said Donna Dismuke, a Georgia State Patrol secretary at Post 22 in Waycross.

Ludowici resident Sheila Davis, 45, had been driving a 2005 Pontiac Montana van west on Elim Church Road when a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue reportedly struck the left rear side of her van.

The Oldsmobile driver, Danyelle Coleman, 20, had been traveling north on Lee Place Road and reportedly failed to yield at the stop sign. Davis’ daughters, Falcon Shepherd, 20, and Taylon Shepherd, 16, both of Jesup, also were in the van.

Middleton said all four were injured in the accident, and Davis was ejected from her van.

Ludowici/Long County Fire Department first responders set up an emergency landing zone next to Lee Place Road in a field in front of Celebration Castle.

Middleton said Davis was transported by helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, and her two daughters were taken by ambulance to Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup. Coleman was taken by ambulance to Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart.

Memorial Health University Medical Center spokesman Michael Notrica said Tuesday that Davis’s condition was listed as serious.

WMH spokesperson Jill Blizzard said that both Falcon Shepherd and Taylon Shepherd had been discharged from the Jesup hospital.

WACH did not return calls regarding Coleman’s condition.

Coleman was charged with failure to yield at an intersection, according to Dismuke, who said all the information regarding the incident was provided to her in a report submitted by Trooper First Class J. L. Taylor.

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