A severe car accident in Baldwin County, Georgia, proved to be deadly for two of the people involved. One of the people who died in the car collision was a professor at a local school. The other fatality was her brother. All three others involved in the three-car accident were hurt. All but one required hospitalization for their injuries.
Car Crosses Median, Hits Two Oncoming Vehicles
The crash happened just before midnight on Monday, October 10, 2016, which also happened to be Columbus Day. A 2005 Acura driven by 29-year-old Brandon Hurst was driving southbound on Lake Laurel Road, just a few miles northeast of Milledgeville. The car crossed the median line in the dark and careened into oncoming traffic, just as a 2014 Nissan Altima was coming northbound on the street. The Nissan was driven by 54-year-old Kenneth Everett. Everett’s wife, Allison, 51, was in the passenger seat, while her brother, David Black, 54, was in the backseat.
The two cars collided head on. Hurst’s Acura then spun into another vehicle driven by 27-year-old Wayne Reese, which went over the shoulder and into a small ditch before coming to a rest.
The collision sent the Nissan, along with all three of its occupants, over the shoulder and down an embankment next to the road.
Car Accident Kills Two, Sends Others to the Hospital
By the time emergency personnel reached the scene of the crash, both siblings were deceased. The driver of their vehicle was airlifted to Navicent Health in nearby Macon, Georgia, where he was treated for broken bones. Hurst, the driver of the car that crossed the median and caused the crash, was driven to the hospital in an ambulance for his injuries. Reese, the driver of the third car involved, only suffered minor injuries and was not brought to the hospital.
Deceased Was on Faculty of Local College
One of the two who died in the accident, Allison Everett, was a faculty member at Georgia College and State University, where she taught Exercise Science courses. The campus, a closely-knit community of approximately 7,000 students in Milledgeville, Georgia, is reeling from her loss. She had previously been an adjunct professor at the Georgia Military College for more than a decade.
Cobb County Car Accident Attorney Joel Williams
Car accidents can change your life, or even end it, without warning. When this happens, you or your family can find yourselves thrown into a dangerous financial position, particularly if the person who was injured or killed was the family’s primary breadwinner.
When this happens, it can be crucially important to explore your legal options and try to get the financial compensation that you need and deserve from the people most responsible for your loss. The attorneys at Williams Elleby have experience throughout Cobb County and Georgia representing those hurt in car crashes. Contact our law office, located in Kennesaw, Georgia, online.