The people involved in Saturday’s accident on Highway 84 have been identified.
According to GSP Trooper David Harris, the 2003 Chevy Malibu driver was Chiquta Brown. She had her three sons in the vehicle, a passenger, identified as a 14-year-old child sustained a broken collarbone and hip. The other children, 12 and 7 years old, were in the rear seat and have been released from the hospital.
Brown, who also sustained a broken collarbone and hip, has been cited for not having the boys in the back seat restrained.
They are from Midway.
Her vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a 1990 Mercedes 300e when she tried to avoid colliding with a tire which came off the rear right side of a trailer.
The Mercedes was driven by James Jones, 59, of Midway. Jones sustained injuries to his legs and back, a passenger in the back seat, Janice Jones, 57, was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially thrown through the windshield. She sustained head trauma and had surgery Sunday. She is listed in in critical condition.
A 1-year-old in the back seat with Janice Jones sustained a bump. The seat was reportedly not restrained and James Jones will be cited, according to Harris.
The driver of the truck has been identified as Samuel Freeman. He was hauling a container to Savannah from Attapulgus. The wheel came off as a result of mechanical failure, two lugs were broken, and two lug nuts were missing. He has not been cited.