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Yatesville Rd. crash victims identified

By Walter Geiger Four people, including two children, were injured Friday night when a minivan blew a tire and spun out of control, rolling multiple times through a Yatesville Road pasture belonging to Edwin Foshee. The 8:30 p.m. accident was caused by a blowout on a spare, donut style tire on the vehicle, according to fire chief Steve Andrews. Andrews said the tire was completely worn down. Angelette Harvey, 33, of 155 Avenue G in Thomaston was southbound in a 1996 Chrysler Town & Country when the tire blew and sent the van careening off the roadway where it struck a fire hydrant. It came to rest 400 feet off the roadway. ’It rolled through the pasture, leaving everything in it, including two kids who were not in car seats or wearing seat belts, strewn all over the place,’ Andrews said. Harvey was seriously injured and lifeflighted to Atlanta Medical Center where she reportedly underwent extensive surgery. The two children, Jacea Harvey, 7, and Quran Hickmon, 9, both of the Avenue G address were lifeflighted to Egleston Hospital in Atlanta. A fourth, adult passenger, Courtney Adkinson, 24, of Yatesville, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. Phone calls to the two Atlanta hospitals seeking condition reports on the victims were not returned Monday. The crash investigation has been turned over to the state patrol’s collision reconstruction team and is incomplete. SCRT is involved because a fatality is a distinct possibility, an officer on the scene said Monday. Charges against Angelette Harvey are possible. Chief Andrews was aghast that the kids were not buckled in the van. ’By now you would think everyone would have a smoke detector and use car seats but they don’t,’ the chief concluded.

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