Deputy Lacey Injured In Accident

Jeff Davis County was hit with a rash of traffic accidents last week, including one accident seriously injuring Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Deputy David Lacey.
The accident injuring Lacey occurred last Friday morning on the Douglas Highway. Lacey was driving a Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Department vehicle. Details are sketchy as the Georgia State Patrol report on the accident was not ready for release at press time this week.
Jeff Davis Emergency Medical Services Director Ronnie Jowers said four of the accidents late in the week involved injuries and required response by the EMS.
Only two GSP reports were ready at press time. Both accidents occurred Friday.
The first occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m. at the intersection of North Miller Street and North Tallahassee Street. A Chevrolet Silverado driven by Reginald Lewis Roberts, 21, of Baxley, was stopped at the stop sign on North Miller and tried to “beat” a northbound vehicle on North Tallahassee. Roberts said he did not see the southbound Freightliner driven by Milton Music, 50, of Douglas. The Silverado and the Freightliner collided head on, spinning the Silverado around and onto the side of the roadway.
Roberts was taken to Jeff Davis Hospital by the Jeff Davis EMS. Music and his passenger, Donnie Hall, 60, were not injured.
The Freightliner was hauling a Ford Ranger which was not damaged in the accident.
The Uvalda Highway was blocked by the accident and traffic had to be detoured for some time until the wreckage was cleared.
The second accident occurred at approximately 4:54 p.m. on South Tallahassee Street at its intersection with Odom Street. Lena Horne Shinholster, 64, of Uvalda was driving a Buick Encore south on South Tallahassee Street in the right lane and attempted to make a left turn onto Odom Street. She turned into the path of a Dodge Ram Truck driven by Ernest Raymond Carver, 61, of Douglas who was traveling in the left lane.
The EMS was called to the scene but neither Shinholster nor Carver had to be transported, nor was Jorge Gonzalez, 42, a passenger in Carver’s truck.

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