ALBANY, Ga. -- Five people lost their lives and six others were injured in two Southwest Georgia vehicle crashes Wednesday. One was in Plains, about 40 miles north of Albany, the other in Attapulgus, 75 miles to the south.
Pamela Dominick, 41, of Plains, died from injuries suffered when a 2004 Ford Explorer SUV driven by Michael Anthony Hubbard, 18, of Leslie smashed into the Toyota Tundra pickup she drove at about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, a Georgia State Patrol report stated.
Dominick's daughter, 14-year-old Lauren Belle, was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for treatment, said Lt. Paul Cosper of the State Patrol. Unconfirmed reports said she was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Macon.
Hubbard and his passenger, Qwarhdariyah Shabre Willoughby, 15, were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Palmyra Medical Center.
Employees at hospitals would not give conditions on either teenage passenger, probably because they are minors. No information on Hubbard was available.
Hubbard's SUV was heading south on Thrasher Road, a road with stop signs, and Dominick's pickup was going west on Sutters Mill Road, which had no stop signs, when the SUV smashed into the pickup, Cosper said.
Charges are pending.
No charges will be filed in a crash that left four dead on U.S. Highway 27 in Attapulgus, Cosper said. The drivers died in the crash.
According to Cosper and information from the website BainbridgeGA.com, the Attapulgus crash unfolded like this:
At about 11:30 p.m., a Mustang pulled over to the side of the road with a flat tire. It and a Mazda 626 had seven occupants between them. The occupants of the Mustang boarded the Mazda 626 to continue a trip to Tallahassee.
A Nissan 350 Z "left the road at a high rate of speed and hit the Mazda," said Cosper. The Mazda driver, Ashley Moten, 22, and passenger Kendrick Footman, 23, died in the crash, he added.
Another passenger, Jocelyn Taylor Alexander, 18, died after being taken to a hospital in Tallahassee. Jessica Alexander, 17, whose relationship with Jocelyn Alexander was unknown, was last reported in critical condition, also in a Tallahassee hospital.
The three other passengers from the Mazda were Rachel Harrell, 18, Teddy Jones, 36, and Anastasia Footman, 21. No information on them was immediately available.
The driver of the Nissan, Gregory Mosley, 50, and his son, Phillip, 26, a passenger, were ejected from the car. Lacey Addison, 21, made the 911 call and then saw Gregory Mosley had stopped breathing.
A respiratory therapist, Addison began CPR. She felt Mosley's heart beat again. EMS arrived and took over the attempt to save Mosley. He did not survive.
Phillip Mosley was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Tallahassee. He reportedly suffered broken ribs and was in stable condition.
The State Patrol's specialized collision reconstruction team is investigating both crashes.