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Charges expected in Putnam crash that injured 11

Charges are expected to be filed in a Putnam County crash Saturday that injured 11 people, including two critically.
Charges are expected to be filed in a Putnam County crash Saturday that injured 11 people, including two critically.

Charges are expected to be filed against a driver suspected of causing a head-on collision in Putnam County on Saturday that injured 11 people, including two seriously.

Sheriff Howard Sills said charges will be filed but he was waiting to see whether two victims airlifted from the scene survive. As of late Sunday he said they were still alive at the Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon. The other victims were transported for treatment but Sills said he wasn’t sure how many were admitted to the hospital.

He said the accident happened at about 1 p.m. on Gray Highway, about 7 miles south of Eatonton near the intersection of Joe Wooten Road. He said a 2017 Dodge Durango driven by Tiffany Childs, of Tifton, was headed northbound and attempted an illegal pass. She collided head-on with a 2011 Cadillac SUV driven southbound by Andrew Williams, 65, of Vero Beach, Florida.

Childs had one adult, Megan Card, plus six children ages 1-10 in her vehicle. All were transported for treatment. Passengers in Williams’ vehicle, also of Vero Beach, were Marie Williams, 54, and Charmain Barbel, 49.

Sills said deputies handling the accident reported that it was “pandemonium” at the scene. He wasn’t sure which two of the victims were seriously injured but he said it was one adult from each vehicle.

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