Moultrie Observer

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October 15, 2013

2 hurt in separate wrecks

MOULTRIE — A Moultrie woman faces DUI and other charges in connection with a  Sunday night accident that injured a passenger. In an unrelated crash on Monday, a woman was also hurt.

The Georgia State Patrol said that Tabatha Renee Meyer lost control of a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado at about 10:40 p.m. on a curve in the 700 block of Shade Murphy Road.

The pickup truck, traveling west, left the roadway on the right side and struck four mail boxes and some bushes before the front end slammed into a tree.

The agency was not able to say whether Meyer and passenger David Stone, 43, of Nashville, were wearing safety belts.

Meyer, 37, 3508 Sylvester Drive, was charged with driving under the influence, driving while license is suspended or revoked, failure to maintain lane and duty upon striking fixture.

Stone was transported to Colquitt Regional Medical Center but refused treatment, a hospital spokeswoman said.

In the accident on Monday, a Moultrie woman was injured when her car and another collided on Second Street and Second Avenue Southeast.

Linda Chavez Rivera, 122 31st Ave. N.E., was treated and released from Colquitt Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Moultrie Police said Rivera, in a 2001 Mazda, was traveling north on Second Street when a 1999 Toyota Camry, which had been traveling south on Second Street, turned left in front of her and the vehicles collided.

The driver of the Camry, Mildred W. Rentz, 831 U.S. Highway 319 N., was charged with failure to yield the right of way when turning left. Police said Rentz was not injured.

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