Child injured in accident

ALBANY -- Officials with the Dougherty County Police Department say charges have been filed against two people in connection with a car accident that happened Tuesday morning.

One charge is still pending, depending on what happens to a child injured as a result of the wreck, police officials say.

Sgt. Ray Curry with the DCPD said the accident took place on the 2700 block of Clark Avenue near the Pine Bluff Road intersection just before 8 a.m.

Roy Harrell Jr. is thought to have been driving east on Clark Avenue in a 1995 Ford F150 when he crossed the center of the road into westbound traffic and struck a 1995 Buick Park Avenue being driven by Krystal Dennison.

In the vehicle with Dennison was her 4-year-old daughter, whose name is not yet being released. Curry said the child, who was unrestrained, sustained severe injuries in the crash and had to be airlifted to a hospital in Macon.

Dennison and Harrell were transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not expected to be life-threatening, Curry said.

Harrell faces a seatbelt violation, driving under the influence of drugs and failure to maintain lane. Depending on the outcome of Dennison's child, Harrell could also face either a serious injury by motor vehicle charge or a homicide by motor vehicle charge, Curry said.

"It depends on her status, which (looks to be) not too good," Curry said. "The child is the main concern. She has serious issues going on."

Dennison also faces charges of failure to use a child safety seat and reckless conduct, Curry said. Pending their recoveries, neither Dennison nor Harrell were in jail as of Tuesday evening.

Curry said Tuesday he was unable to elaborate on the amount of drugs in Harrell's system at the time of the crash. He indicated that police would file the serious injury by motor vehicle charge in the next few days.