A Waycross man was slightly hurt when his car crashed and overturned on the Valdosta Highway during a heavy thunderstorm Tuesday evening, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Darien Daquon Bannamon, 18, of Jane Street, was treated at the scene by Ware County Emergency Medical Service technicians for his injuries but he refused transport to the hospital, said Royal.
It was one of two rollover wrecks on the Valdosta Highway Tuesday and one of a pair of weather-related single-vehicle accidents during Tuesday’s stormy weather.
Driving east on the Valdosta Highway, Bannamon swerved to avoid hitting a deer that entered his path and lost control of the vehicle. Royal said the 2006 Chevy Cobalt overturned into a ditch and was extensively damaged.
Deputy Ion Highsmith investigated the 9:59 p.m. accident.
A Valdosta woman rounding a curve on the Valdosta Highway Tuesday morning lost control of her car which overturned into a ditch on the east side of the road, said Royal.
Antoinette Miranda Ford, 24, of Valdosta, was taken by Ware County Emergency Medical Service ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross for treatment of neck and back pain, said Royal.
Driving a 2005 Nissan Altima, Ford was eastbound on the Valdosta Highway rounding a curve. Royal said the car overturned into the ditch.
Cpl. Bobby Aldridge assisted Trooper Dustin Stone with the 6:56 a.m. accident investigation.
Meanwhile, a Waycross woman escaped injury in a weather-related accident on Dixie Union Road Tuesday evening during a heavy thunderstorm as her pickup truck hit a tree that had fallen across the roadway, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Jane Hutcheson, 60, of Turkey Lane, walked away from the accident unhurt, said Royal.