Once again, emergency responders were dispatched to an all too familiar location on Highway 192 South. The location is the stretch of roadway between Sparrow Lane and Indian Trail. Over the years, this has been the site of many crashes involving cars, SUVs, pick-up trucks, 18-wheelers, and motorcycles.
On Thursday, September 10, at 4:35 p.m., Emanuel County EMS, firefighters from Stillmore and Twin City, sheriff’s deputies, and Georgia State Patrol troopers from Post 19 responded to a single-vehicle crash.
A black Chevrolet Camaro driven by 31-year-old Sakiya Terrell and occupied by 34-year-old passenger Jasper Johnson, both of Ashburn, had crossed the center line, traveled 385 feet, and ran into the edge of the shoulder before traveling 64 feet up the embankment and going airborne for another 43 feet prior to impacting into a large pine tree.
Terrell, who is eight-months pregnant, received severe traumatic injuries and was flown by AirEvac to Navicent Health in Macon. Originally, she was to be airlifted to a Savannah medical center, but due to weather conditions, the helicopter rerouted to Macon, where an emergency C-section was performed. Thankfully, it has been reported that the involved unborn infant was delivered and was announced to be in stable, healthy condition.
Johnson was transported to East Georgia Regional of Statesboro by Emanuel EMS due to weather conditions as well.
Troopers investigated the crash.