2018-03-14 / Front Page

Three Injured in Two Vehicle Accident

by MCL Staffwriter


First responders, Fire and Rescue, MC Sheriff’s officer and GSP from Troop 14, check the crash scene and the injured in auto. First responders, Fire and Rescue, MC Sheriff’s officer and GSP from Troop 14, check the crash scene and the injured in auto. A two vehicle accident, involving an auto and a fertilizer spreader truck, occurred Friday, March 9, 2018, at approximately 12:25 p.m. at the intersection of Cooktown Road and Griffin Sheffield Road. Miller County Fire and Rescue, Miller County EMS, Miller County Sheriff’s Department and the Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene of the accident.

The 911 call stated that the car was on fire and the driver was slumped over the steering wheel and could not get out.

The crash report states that Darren Franklin, 47, of 602 North MLK Jr. Street, was traveling southbound on Griffin Sheffield Road in Miller County.

Chiquita Tynice Stubbs, 34, of 3803 Newton Highway, Newton, was traveling eastbound on Cooktown Road in Miller County.

Franklin, driving a 1995 International 4000 Series 49 fertilizer truck, heavy machinery, failed to yield the right of way by failing to stop at the stop sign on Griffin Sheffield Road.


The truck driver is still in his vehicle after the crash into auto on Cooktown Road as firemen help to remove him after the collision. The truck driver is still in his vehicle after the crash into auto on Cooktown Road as firemen help to remove him after the collision. Stubbs, driving a 2010 Nissan Altima, was struck in the right side with Franklin’s front end of the truck.

The area of impact was in the eastbound lane of Cooktown Road. Both vehicles came to an uncontrollable final rest on the south shoulder of Cooktown Road.

According to the Georgia State Patrol crash report, the driver of the truck was totally ejected from the vehicle. He was airlifted by FL Air Heart to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for head injuries.

Ms. Stubbs was trapped in the auto and had to be extricated by Colquitt Miller County Fire and Rescue Unit with the Jaws of Life. She was airlifted to Southeast Alabama Medical Center by EMS Air II with chest injuries. A passenger in the Altima, Ziya Nykerria Stubbs, 16, also of 3803 Newton Highway, Newton, was injured in the crash and was transferred to Southeast Alabama Medical Center by Miller County EMS with chest injuries.

Due to the nature and seriousness of injuries, involving the not at fault party, SCRT was called, but due to the SCRT troop- er being two hours from the crash site, the trooper on scene and Trooper First Class Snider of the Colquitt Patrol Post 14 marked the scene and took photos of the accident.

The crash is still under investigation pending the condition of the occupants of the vehicle. Charges will be taken in the form of warrants through Miller County.

Corporal E. Prince of the Georgia State Patrol, Post 14 in Colquitt was the reporting officer with GSP Trooper 1st Class Snider assisting with the accident investigation.

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