No charges filed in Whispering Pines crash

ALBANY, Ga. -- As of Monday afternoon, there was no word yet on charges being filed in connection with a crash late Saturday which resulted in a vehicle being set on fire and its driver ending up in a hospital, Albany Police Department officials say.

Jonathon Alameda, of Albany, was driving a 2010 Hyundai Sonata along the 2000 block of Whispering Pines Road at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Officials with the APD say that Alameda was traveling west and apparently did not realize that the road had an "S" turn in it at that location and failed to turn, resulting in his colliding head-on into a pine tree.

Authorities were called to the scene in reference to a single automobile crash with the vehicle on fire and the driver pinned in the car. APD officials say that officers, along with a citizen who heard the crash, used fire extinguishers to keep the flames down until the Albany Fire Department arrived on the scene.

Initial reports indicated that charges had not yet been filed against the driver. An APD spokeswoman said early Monday afternoon that the crash was under investigation and that there was no word on charges being filed.

Alameda was transported to Phoebe North for treatment of his injuries. A spokesman for the hospital said he was in stable condition as of 3 p.m. Monday.