An earlier Courier story about a Walthourville wreck in which three people were injured reported that two victims, Tara Alzate and Brandon Carver, were taken by helicopter to the hospital while a third victim, Thomas Allen Rome Moody, was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Alzate and Moody were transported via helicopter, while Carver was driven in an ambulance. We regret the error.
Two of the three people injured in Sunday afternoon’s wreck in Walthourville are in critical but stable condition.
Georgia State Patrol Trooper David Harris said Tara Alzate, 23, who was driving a PT Cruiser, is listed in critical but stable condition in a Savannah hospital. Harris said Alzate is three months pregnant, but it is unclear whether the extent of her injuries would affect her condition.
Alzate’s male passenger, Thomas Allen Rome Moody, 21, also is in critical but stable condition. An Appling County jailer, Brandon Carver, 20, who was driving a Crown Victoria, underwent surgery Monday morning and is in fair condition. He sustained a broken ankle and forearm.
Harris said Carver was driving west on Highway 84 in Walthourville when his car crossed over into the eastbound lane of traffic and collided head-on with the PT Cruiser. He was driving back to Appling County after dropping off a prisoner at the Georgia Regional Facility in Savannah.
Appling County Sheriff Benny Deloach, who hired the jailer last year, said the crash will be investigated like any other wreck. The jailer’s cellphone activity will be reviewed, which is routine in major-accident investigations.
Both Carver and Alzate were cut from their vehicles using the Jaws of Life. The two were flown by helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Moody was driven by ambulance to Memorial.
The cause of the wreck has not been determined, Harris said. It is not yet known whether charges will be filed.