A 28-year-old woman was killed in a Washington County crash on Sunday afternoon, April 11.
She has been identified as Janesha Shanae Little, a resident of Speering Street, Wrens in Jefferson County. Two other people suffered serious injuries in the head-on collision which occurred on Ga. Route 231 near McCoy Pond Road.
Washington County Sheriff Joel Cochran said the crash happened around 12:45 p.m.
The Georgia State Patrol said the person thought to be responsible for the Washington County crash may have been driving while impaired by alcohol.
Little, who was driving a Chevrolet Cruze, died at the scene. Her passenger, Broadrikus Jenkins, sustained serious injuries in the crash and he was taken to an Augusta hospital by ambulance.
The other driver was identified as Charles Moss. He was driving a Honda Accord. Moss was treated by first responders at the scene and then flown to an Augusta hospital. His condition was listed as serious but stable.
The authorities said he was not wearing a seatbelt.
One of the investigators, Trooper First Class Willie Stephens, said Moss was going north on Ga. 231 when his vehicle crossed the centerline and entered the southbound lanes.
State Patrol said charges are pending against Moss.
GSP’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team will continue to look into the crash.
Driving while intoxicated is a misdemeanor in Georgia. However, drivers can face felony charges if the crash results in death. This is separate from any civil charges the victim’s survivors can bring against the driver.
If your loved one died in a crash caused by a reckless driver or a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Georgia car accident lawyer for advice on how you should proceed.