MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — A 29-year-old Jasper County woman who was critically injured in a two-vehicle collision in Milledgeville last month has died, local and state authorities say.
Baldwin County Chief Deputy Coroner Ken Garland identified the woman as Brooke Shelton of Monticello.
The victim, who had remained in critical condition since the crash, died at 12:57 p.m. Saturday at The Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon, Garland told The Union-Recorder.
The Jasper County woman, who worked with the U.S. Postal Service in Milledgeville, is the second victim to have died in the wreck that happened near the intersection of Roberson Mill Road and Hillandale Drive.
The crash also claimed the life of 6-year-old kindergarten student, Davian Allen, who attended
Lakeview Primary School in Milledgeville. He died a short time after the wreck at Navicent Health Baldwin hospital in Milledgeville.
The boy’s mother, Breonna Russell, 24, also of Milledgeville, was injured in the collision, along with two of her other children, Maliek Bundrage, 1, and Marley Bundrage, 3, authorities said.
Meanwhile, troopers with the Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) are still investigating what happened.
Russell was driving a Dodge Avenger southbound along Roberson Mill Road at “a high rate of speed,” according to a preliminary investigation by Trooper First Class Patrick Brantley. Shelton, meanwhile, who was driving a Toyota RAV4, was struck in the driver’s side door by the car.
Brantley said the preliminary probe revealed Shelton failed to yield the right-of-way to Russell’s car before the crash.