Tag Archives: accident

BREAKING: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shotwell Street

  (10:20am) Emergency crews are on the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian on Shotwell Street in front of CVS. Eastbound lanes of Shotwell Street are blocked to traffic. According to witnesses at the scene, a pickup truck struck a pedestrian in the east bound lanes of Shotwell Street near the intersection with Scott. Traffic is slowed… Read More »

Another Fatal Accident at Hwy 27 N and Bethel Rd (Mon 5:00 pm)

Update 6:40 pm Bps Deputy Director Frank Green: Bainbridge Public Safety offers condolences to the family of Brenda Gail Solis of Bethel Road in Bainbridge. Brenda was killed in an accident on Highway 27 this afternoon. We ask the public to keep the passenger, who was Life Flighted, in their prayers. Her name has not been released and… Read More »

Reckless driver killed after high-speed chase and head-on crash in Donalsonville

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office – Press Release On Friday, September 16th at approximately 7:20pm, Seminole County’s 9-1-1 center received notification from Jackson County Florida that they had received multiple calls of a red or burgundy vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Equinox, driving reckless headed north approaching the state line. The lookout was given to both Sheriff’s Office deputies and… Read More »

Semi Truck Overturns on Highway 84 Bypass in Bainbridge (photos)

According to officials with the City of Bainbridge, a tractor trailer overturned on the highway 84 bypass in Bainbridge this afternoon. “Tonight around 6pm, the driver of a semi-truck owned by 4Trucking LLC and hauling 11 – 275 gallon totes of water base colorant dye, approximately 42,035 pounds of liquid, lost control of his rig and overturned, spilling… Read More »

NEWS: David Cutchin Running for Dec. Co Sheriff, Details from Monday’s Log Truck Crash and More

Here’s your southwest Georgia news roundup for Tuesday, February 23, 2016: BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE.COM) – The weather is predicted to get rough tonight and tomorrow.  Expect rain, hail and high winds in SWGA. BAINBRIDGE, GA (SOWEGALIVE.COM) –  Captain David Cutchin, of Bainbridge Public Safety, has resigned his position with the City of Bainbridge and announced his candidacy for… Read More »

Fuel tanker, pickup truck crash in Bainbridge on Sunday night

Around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night, a Total Petroleum fuel tanker collided with a Nissan Frontier pickup truck at the intersection of U.S. 84 East and the Bainbridge bypass. Following impact, the small truck, which became wedged under the tanker, was drug several yards before both came to rest in the grass. The tanker, loaded with a mix of… Read More »

Southwest Georgia News Roundup: Thomas County deputy resigns after being suspended over social media post

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) – Thomas County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shierling resigned after he was suspended without pay, pending an investigation into a comment he posted on Facebook. According to Steve Jones from the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, Shierling officially resigned his position after 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Sheriff’s Office was made aware of Shierling’s post Tuesday night and made the decision to suspend Shierling Wednesday morning. The… Read More »

Friday night hit-and-run wreck causes power outage at Bainbridge football game (Updated Monday PM)

** We have updated this article to show the name of the driver and the offenses he is charged with. See last paragraph of this page. ** A two-vehicle accident that occurred Friday night on Shotwell Street in Bainbridge knocked over a utility pole, causing a power outage all the way across town at Centennial Field during the Bainbridge-Sandy Creek playoff football… Read More »

First report from investigation of Decatur County plane crash suggests weather may have been a factor

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report following the fatal plane crash in Decatur County, Georgia, earlier in November. The twin-engine Cessna 441 crashed off Salem Church Road, near Climax, Ga., on the morning of November 9, killing both men on board. The victims were Gene Odom, an attorney from Brandon, Florida and former WFLA news… Read More »

Dothan, AL students, teachers injured after charter buses collide in Tallahassee

Tallahassee Police are investigating an accident between two charter buses carrying students and teachers on a field trip from their school in Dothan, Ala. At approximately 4:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17 two “Southern Coaches” charter buses were travelling northbound on Gadsden Street when the rear bus collided with the bus in front of it, causing an accident… Read More »

NTSB investigating plane crash near Climax, GA (Video of Press Conference)

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration were in Decatur County Tuesday, Nov. 10 investigating how a Cessna plane carrying two people crashed in woods north of the town of Climax, Ga., on Monday morning. Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin recalled how the plane was found on Monday afternoon. He said his agency… Read More »

Two dead after plane crashes in Decatur County (Updated Tuesday AM)

Two people died after their plane crashed near the town of Climax, Ga., on Monday, Nov. 9, according to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. Area law enforcement had been searching for the plane after it disappeared from flight-tracking radar late Monday morning. The plane, a Cessna, was reportedly traveling from Lakeland, Fla., to Cairo, Ga., a distance of… Read More »

Two vehicles towed away after wreck involving Bainbridge police car

Two vehicles, an SUV and a Bainbridge Public Safety patrol car, had to be towed away from the scene of a mid-day Tuesday accident on Shotwell Street in Bainbridge. The accident happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Shotwell Street and Collier Street. A Jeep Cherokee driven by 18-year-old Megan Smith of Bainbridge was traveling west… Read More »

One dead, another injured after Sunday crash involving cotton module and vehicles (UPDATED with names)

One person died and two others were injured after a Sunday crash in Decatur County involving a cotton module, a pickup truck and an SUV, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The accident happened on Sunday, October 11 at 12:55 p.m., at the intersection of Vada Road and Whigham Dairy Road, according to an accident report filed by… Read More »

Pedestrian killed on U.S. Highway 84 in Decatur County

An Illinois man died early Thursday, Oct. 8, after he was apparently struck by a vehicle along U.S. Highway 84, about three miles west of downtown Bainbridge, according to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Louis J. Kirsteatter Jr., 57, of Bloomington, Illinois, was found dead next to a ditch on the 2100 block… Read More »