Teen Passes Away from Whitesville Road Crash

A young woman passed away over the weekend as a result of injuries sustained during an automobile collision that occurred early last week on Whitesville Road near the interstate off ramp.

The young female, Lindsey Renea Bowles, of La-Grange, was pronounced deceased Sunday afternoon at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta due to injuries she endured during the July 18 accident.

Bowles was traveling south on Whitesville Road in a Mitsubishi Gallant being driven by with Richard Devin Brazil, when the vehicle apparently ran a red light at the interstate off ramp and collided with a GMC Terrain.

The driver of the GMC, Doresa Angelica Glider, was exiting the northbound side of the interstate and entering Georgia Highway 219 when the front ends of both vehicles collided. The Mitsubishi then continued on into the northbound lanes of Whitesville where it came to a rest and the GMC ended up in the southbound lanes.

Witnesses on scene advised they were stopped at the red light waiting for it to change when the Mitsubishi failed to stop at the red light, striking the GMC when it entered the intersection.

All three occupants in both vehicles suffered incapacitating injuries and were airlifted to Grady Memorial for emergency treatment. Prior to transport, Glider was trapped in the GMC and had to be extricated from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life.

Georgia State Patrol reports indicate none of the victims appear to have been wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, though airbags were deployed in both vehicles.

Due to their injuries, Troopers investigating the accident were unable to interview any of the occupants in either vehicle. This incident is still being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.

Troopers do not suspect any of the occupants of either vehicle had been drinking alcohol.

Both Bowles and Brazil were 18 years old.

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer