Fatal wreck

The wreck that happened at 7:10 a.m. had not been completely cleared as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The red Tahoe hit a 1999 Honda Accord (not pictured) driven by 86-year-old Mary Jean Beall of Milledgeville after she failed to yield while turning left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The Tahoe then hit the pictured white Nissan Versa, causing it to turn over on its right side. 

An 86-year-old Milledgeville woman was killed in a car crash Wednesday morning at a local intersection, state authorities say.

Mary Jean Beall, 86, was pronounced dead at Navicent Health Baldwin, according to Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Calvin Barton.

The fatal wreck, which involved three vehicles, happened at 7:10 a.m. at the intersection of North Jefferson Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Milledgeville.

Barton told The Union-Recorder that Beall was traveling north on North Jefferson Street before turning left on MLK. While turning, she was struck on the right side by a 2006 red Chevrolet Tahoe heading south on North Jefferson. Beall’s light was green, but the GSP corporal said she did not have a turn arrow and did not yield to the Tahoe approaching from the north.

“There was a witness right behind Beall who said the light was green, but she did not have a turn arrow,” Barton said.

After the Honda was hit on the passenger’s side, it rotated clockwise and went south on Jefferson Street traveling off the east shoulder where it struck a utility pole. The Tahoe then hit a 2017 Nissan Versa stopped on MLK in the right turn lane, causing the Nissan to turn over on its right side with the driver and one juvenile passenger inside.

Once removed, the driver and the young passenger were transported by ambulance to Navicent Health Baldwin where they were treated with minor injuries. The driver of the Tahoe did not have to be transported but did say he was shaken up after the accident. His vehicle sustained major damage to its front and left side.

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