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Wreck on 144 sends woman to hospital
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A two vehicle accident in front of the gas station at the corner of Hwy. 144 and Belfast Keller Road resulted in one driver being airlifted to Memorial Hospital. The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Georgia State Patrol Trooper Joshua Riddle said a St. Simons female, whom he did not name, did not slow down as she drove her Volkswagen Jetta past a stop sign while driving intoxicated. He said the woman “T-boned” a Toyota Sequoia driven by Richmond Hill resident Michael McKinley, 49.
Neither McKinley nor his five passengers received injuries beyond “bumps and bruises,” according to Riddle. The St. Simons woman, however, was knocked unconscious due to head injuries and was airlifted to Memorial Hospital via Lifestar helicopter. Her current condition is not known, but Riddle said she gained consciousness while at the hospital.
The woman received multiple citations, including DUI, but was not arrested due to her condition, according to Riddle.
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