Brenna, Braelyn and Baylie Crittenden, ages 4, 1, and 6, respectively, were in a 2009 Honda Odyssey traveling northbound in the middle lane, according to a Georgia State Patrol press release. Robert Phillip Crittenden, 30, of Chattanooga, was driving while Mary Nicole Crittenden, 34, also was a passenger.
A 2010 Ford Fusion traveling in the inside lane attempted to merge into the middle lane when its driver lost control. The Fusion sideswiped the van, causing the van to go off the east shoulder of the highway. The Honda continued through a ditch and struck a tree, the release stated.
All passengers in the Odyssey were transported to Gordon Hospital.
The Fusion’s driver, Stephen Matthew Shumaker, 36, of Atlanta, was charged with failure to maintain lane.
Shoplifter found with forged bills
Fake currency was found on a man arrested for shoplifting Monday afternoon.
Wal-Mart loss prevention staff, according to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, apprehended Wesley Trey Beavers after “quite a struggle.” Beavers was in the loss prevention office when the deputy arrived. Once on scene, the deputy discovered Beavers was wanted in Bartow County for criminal trespass.
Beavers was transported to the Bartow County Jail and was searched during the intake procedure. According to the report, another deputy found five $20 bills in Beavers’ front pocket. They were tested with a detection marker and reportedly found to be fake. The deputy also noted the bills were smaller than normal currency and they felt different.
Beavers was charged with forgery in the first degree in addition to his trespassing charge.