The Georgia State Patrol announced this afternoon that another victim of Friday night’s car crash on West Point Road has died.
The report indicates that 18-year-old Shaquavious S. Harrison, another passenger in the Pontiac Grand Am, passed away today at Columbus Medical Center.
Harrison was reported to be the mother of 1-year-old Quamauri C. Harrison, who also died in the accident.
A driver ignoring a no-passing zone on West Point Road crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into another car, killing himself and four others, including a 1-year-old boy, the Georgia State Patrol said Saturday.
The crash killed three generations of one family
The deadly wreck occurred at 6:40 p.m. Friday night, about three quarters of a mile north of the the intersection of West Point Road and Old West Point Road, and injured two teenage passengers who were airlifted in critical condition to hospitals in Atlanta and Columbus, said Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright.
The deceased include Willie L. Hooks, 28; Melanie Kay Lemmon, 23; Miranda Hurston, 37; Quamauri C. Harrison, 1; and Tridarius Harrison, 16, all of LaGrange. Miranda Hurtson is the mother of Tridarius Harrison and grandmother of Quamauri. Lemmon was pregnant.
Hurtson’s other child, 15-year-old Jayvianna Hurston was taken to West Georgia Medical Center before being flown to a hospitals Atlanta. He is listed in critical condition.
According to the GSP, Hooks was northbound in a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass and passing a car in a no-passing zone when he collided with a 1995 Pontiac GrandAm driven by Lemmon, who was southbound on West Point Road.
Lemmon’s Pontiac carried six passengers, including Miranda Hurston, who rode in the front seat, and the children who died.
Only Lemmon and Miranda Hurston wore seat belts, police said. The infant, reportedly the son of Shaquavious Harrison, was held by a back-seat passenger.
Alcohol is suspected as the possible cause, Wright said.