The Houston County Sheriff’s Office responded to several auto incidents this past weekend, including two fatal wrecks.
The sheriff’s office is still investigating a single-car wreck on U.S. 41 in which a 3-month old baby died, said sheriff’s Capt. Robert West. According to reports, a vehicle driven by Ashley Harris ran off the road near Sandefur Road just after midnight Saturday. Two children — the 3-month-old baby and a 2-year-old boy — were ejected from the car.
The boy and Harris were taken to Houston Medical Center, where they are in stable condition, West said. The accident is still under investigation.
Also Sunday, a teenager was killed during a drag-racing incident on Branch View Trail, West said. Christopher Shim, 15, of Stone Mountain, was a passenger in a 2005 Toyota Camry that crashed. The driver of the car, 19-year-old Robert Chung of Tucker, was charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, racing and reckless driving, West said.
The driver of a second vehicle involved in the race, a Chevy Impala, hasn’t yet been charged, West said, but officials are still investigating the incident.
Earlier Sunday, a 60-year-old man was hospitalized after he suffered an undetermined illness that caused him to drive his 2009 Ford F-150 truck through a residence in the Sleepy Hollow subdivision, West said.
Michael Sizemore, 60, of Warner Robins, was pulling to the side of the road when he began feeling dizzy, West said. Sizemore then lost control of his truck and drove through the residence at 737 Lake Joy Road before his truck was stopped by a neighbor’s fence. The owner of the house wasn’t home at the time, West said. Sizemore is in stable condition at the Houston Medical Center, West said. Sizemore’s initial illness still hasn’t been diagnosed. The case is still under investigation.
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