Law enforcement officials investigate a fatal accident in which they say the driver of this Dodge Magnum ran a stop sign at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and plowed into another car at the intersection of Holmes Drive and 10th Street Southeast. The woman in the car, who was said to be five months pregnant, was pronounced dead later Tuesday afternoon after she and the driver were taken to Archbold Medical Center. A Georgia State Patrol spokesman said that blood tests are pending on the driver of the Dodge and that alcohol is suspected as a cause in the crash that occurred on part of Tenth Street that is outside the city of Moultrie.

A passenger in a car involved in a Tuesday afternoon crash died at a Thomasville hospital later in the day, and a toddler in the car was airlifted to a hospital in Tallahassee.

The 29-year-old woman killed was said to be about five months pregnant. Her name had not been released pending notification of family members.

The driver of a Dodge Magnum she was riding in reportedly ran a stop sign at the intersection of Holmes Drive and 10th Street Southeast outside the city limits of Moultrie.

The driver of the Dodge was driving west on Holmes Drive at about 12:30 p.m. when he crashed into a Chevrolet TrailBlazer headed south driven by Christine Ann Rodriguez, 27, Georgia State Patrol Sgt. First Class Tommy Peeples said.

Neither the driver of the Dodge nor the woman passenger was wearing safety belts, he said, and there was no child seat in the vehicle for the toddler, who was thought to be 2 or 3 years old. Both adults were ejected from the vehicle.

“A DUI investigation is pending,” Peeples said. “Alcohol is suspected.”

A blood sample was to be taken from the driver of the Magnum.

Other than Rodriguez, the state patrol did not have the names of anyone else involved during the roadside investigation. The driver of the Magnum and the female passenger were taken to Archbold Medical Center, officials said.

Rodriguez was transported to Colquitt Regional Medical Center. A report on her condition was not immediately available.


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