Woman killed in wreck on Central Avenue

60-year-old Nellie Walker, of Augusta, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck about 4:45 p.m.

A 60-year-old Augusta woman was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck on Central Avenue.

Richmond County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said Nellie Walker, of Augusta, was pronounced dead at the scene about 4:45 p.m.

According to police, Denesha Jones, 22, of Augusta, was driving a 1996 black Chevrolet Tahoe north on Merry Street about 4 p.m. when she pulled into the path of another vehicle.

A 1990 silver Chevrolet Blazer driven by Sherelle Humphrey, 22, was traveling east on Central Avenue when Jones pulled in front of her. The Blazer flipped and ejected Humphrey, who is five months’ pregnant; her husband, Deshawn Humphrey; and Walker, who was in the back seat. Walker was Deshawn Humphrey’s mother, according Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Randy Prickett.

Both Humphreys were taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Prickett said they suffered minor injuries, and tests revealed the baby was not harmed.

Jones told deputies she stopped at a stop sign at Merry Street and Central Avenue, then pulled out into the Blazer’s path, Prickett said. There were no witnesses.

In Jones’ car were two infants in child seats and Jones’ 19-year-old sister. They were not injured.

Jones was booked into the Richmond County jail on charges of vehicular homicide, failure to yield at a stop sign and driving without insurance, Prickett said.

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