Editor's note: This article has been corrected from its original version. In the original version, names were incorrect in the Sam Sells Road accident.

MOULTRIE, Ga. -- A collision on Thigpen Trail — one of two serious wrecks on Monday, June 1 — took the life of a passenger in one of the vehicles.

The Georgia State Patrol said Thursday that Alejandra Ramirez was traveling south on Thigpen Trail just as Tom Wilkes and his passenger, Cynthia Feijoo, were traveling east on Georgia Highway 37. Ramirez’s vehicle struck Wilkes’, causing it to overturn.

Feijoo was ejected, Sgt. Andrew McKenzie of the GSP said, and she died.

No one has been cited or charged. The accident is under investigation by the GSP’s Specialized Crash Reconstruction Team.

McKenzie also worked the earlier accident on Sam Sells Road, where a passing vehicle struck a tractor.

In that crash, Gregory Welch, 52, was driving the tractor in front of Joe Williams, 64, who was driving a vehicle pulling four trailers, McKenzie said.

Williams attempted to pass Welch, but just as he did so, the last trailer’s right, rear wheel clipped the tractor. It caused the tractor to swerve and overturn, ejecting Welch. 

Welch was transported to Colquitt Regional Medical Center right after the accident, but he was transferred to Archbold Medical Center later in the week and remains there.

Williams was not hurt, but McKenzie said he’ll be facing a citation for failure to maintain lane.


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