NAHUNTA — Two people were injured Saturday when a driver entered the South Georgia Parkway from Knox Road and drove into the path of an oncoming vehicle, causing a collision, said the Georgia State Patrol.
Both drivers, Dalton O’Neal, 18, of Hortense, and Ellen Browning, 50, of Nahunta, were taken by Southeast Georgia Medical Center in Brunswick for treatment of injuries following the 11:52 p.m. crash, said Steve Drury, GSP Brunswick post spokesman, Browning by ambulance, O’Neal by “another” vehicle.
Driving a 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue, O’Neal was northbound on Knox Road. Drury said Browning, driving a 1995 GMC pickup truck, was eastbound on the South Georgia Parkway in the inside lane. O’Neal entered the roadway and Browning’s truck hit the driver’s side of O’Neal’s car, just behind the driver door. O’Neal’s car spun counterclockwise for 51.8 feet, coming to rest in the inside westbound lane.
Drury said Browning’s truck also rotated counterclockwise and came to rest in the median of the divided highway.
Trooper Merritt Meeks is in charge of the investigation.
Meanwhile, a Waycross woman was injured Friday when a sport utility vehicle struck the rear of her car at the intersection of the South Georgia Parkway and Victory Drive, said Waycross Police Capt. Tommy Cox.
Peggy McKnight, 54, was taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross for treatment of injuries she suffered in the 7:37 a.m. accident, said Cox.
Driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala, McKnight was stopped at a traffic light, waiting for it to turn green. Cox said a 2004 Ford Expedition driven by Delorn Bennett, 65, of Waycross, was also eastbound and his vehicle slammed into the rear of her car.
Bennett was charged with driving too closely, said Cox.