Evans wreck kills one, injures two in three car collision

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 4:30 PM
Last updated Wednesday, July 2, 2014 5:04 AM
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A three-car wreck in Evans killed a woman and injured two other people Tuesday afternoon.

A woman was killed when she veered into oncoming traffic while eastbound on Washington Road near Mullins Crossing where she sideswiped a Lexus SUV and was hit broadside by a Ford truck. The truck driver escaped without injury and the driver of the Lexus was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
A woman was killed when she veered into oncoming traffic while eastbound on Washington Road near Mullins Crossing where she sideswiped a Lexus SUV and was hit broadside by a Ford truck. The truck driver escaped without injury and the driver of the Lexus was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Debra J. Garlington, 61, of Evans, was pronounced dead at the scene on Washington Road, Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins said.

Garlington’s Toyota sedan was in the inside eastbound lane west of Mullins Crossing shopping center about 2:15 p.m., when it crossed the center line, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Smith. The Toyota sideswiped a westbound Lexus SUV driven by Suphap Groombridge, 47, of Evans.

The Toyota then turned sideways in the westbound lane, where it was hit in the passenger door by a Ford Sport Trac, driven by Corey Michael Habegger, 44, of Evans, according to Smith. The truck pushed the sedan off the road.

Habegger and Groombridge sustained minor injuries.

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whyme
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whyme 07/01/14 - 06:19 pm
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prayers

God bless all those involved and whose lives have been changed forever. Peace-

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/01/14 - 06:24 pm
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God bless
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her soul.

griff6035
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griff6035 07/01/14 - 07:32 pm
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DEATH BY CAR

What in Gods name is going on, 5 dead on Athens hwy, Mother, her too children, friend and his grandson, and it happens every day some where. People just need to stay focus when driving. Prayers for the families and the Deceased persons

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corgimom 07/02/14 - 05:11 am
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Griff, for all anybody knows,

Griff, for all anybody knows, she could've had a medical problem while driving. This is very sad, my condolences to her friends and family.

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jrsc429 07/02/14 - 07:11 am
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i agree with corgimom

I agree with corgimom. Only one person knows for sure what started the chain of events. May God grant her soul eternal rest, and may He comfort her family.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 07/02/14 - 07:36 am
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Thoughts and Prayers For All

Thoughts and prayers to all families involved. As said above, your lives have been changed forever. Peace be with all of you.

BamaMan
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BamaMan 07/02/14 - 07:54 am
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Prayers

Prayers for family members left behind, and all involved. It's too late for prayers for the deceased person.

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