MOULTRIE, Ga. — Law enforcement investigated three wrecks with injuries Monday and Tuesday, but a report was not available on what appeared to be the most serious of those accidents.
Three vehicles were involved in a Tuesday afternoon crash on Highway 133 near Old Doerun Road.
A Georgia State Patrol trooper said Thursday that two vehicles were northbound on 133. One struck a trailer being pulled by the other one, which threw the car into the oncoming lane of traffic where it collided head-on with the third vehicle.
The trooper said he had not completed his investigation and could not release more information until he has.
That accident followed a crash Monday afternoon that sent four people to the hospital, and one Tuesday morning that injured two more.
About 4:41 p.m. Monday, a log truck collided with a 2018 Toyota Tacoma on Highway 37 at Thigpen Trail.
The Georgia State Patrol said the pickup was driving south on Thigpen Trail and pulled into the path of the semi, which was traveling east on Highway 37.
The pickup’s driver, Olga Garcia, 46, of Fort Pierce, Fla., told the trooper she stopped at the stop sign but didn’t see the semi.
The truck slammed into the passenger’s side of the pickup. A stop sign was damaged, and the truck lost its load of logs as a result of the accident.
The GSP said four people complained of injuries and were transported to Colquitt Regional Medical Center by EMS: Encarnacion Portillo, 71, of Fort Worth, Fla.; Olga Garcia, 9, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; Emillio Garcia, 14, of Fort Worth, Fla.; and Mayya Garcia, 51, of Fort Worth, Fla. All were passengers in the Tacoma.
A Colquitt Regional Medical Center spokeswoman said Portillo and Olga Garcia were treated and released. The hospital had no record of the others being treated there.
The driver of the Balfour Lumber Co. log truck, Donald Carter of Valdosta, was not injured, according to the GSP, nor was the pickup’s driver.
The pickup’s driver was cited for failure to yield the right of way.
The Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office investigated a wreck on Tuesday in which two people were hurt.
About 11:05 a.m., a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado belonging to the Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Authority entered the intersection of Overlook Drive at Tallokas Street and was struck by a 2013 Ford F350 driven by James Ray McMurphy, 866 R.L. Norman Road.
The driver of the pickup, Stephanie Karall Leggett, 1205 12th St. S.W., said she stopped at the stop sign on Overlook Drive, and a co-worker agreed that she did.
McMurphy said when Leggett pulled in front of him, he couldn’t avoid the collision.
Leggett and 14-year-old Jesse McMurphy, a passenger in the F350, were treated and released at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Leggett was charged with failure to yield when entering or crossing a roadway.