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Sylvania woman critical after crash
5th occupant of the vehicle left the scene before responders arrived
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A Sylvania woman remains in critical condition after a Friday night crash on Old Register Road.

Georgia State Patrol Post 45 reports listed four known occupants of a 1993 Honda Civic involved in the crash, but a fifth person reportedly left the scene before responders arrived, and the remaining occupants would not divulge that person's identity, according to GSP spokesperson Ginger Bragg, citing reports.

Around 11:46 p.m., Devon LaJames Evans, 23, of Gus Denmark Road in Brooklet, was driving north on Old Register Road when his car left the roadway, traveled more than 100 feet, overturned and struck a tree with its roof, Bragg said.

Passenger Rhonda M. Dixon, 48, of Buttermilk Road in Sylvania, was flown by Air Evac to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, suffering from critical injuries, according to reports. She remained in critical condition Monday.

Evans, as well as Samantha Carol Nesmith, 20, of Cypress Lake Mobile Home Park, and Aaron Matthew Kline, 23, of Lanier Drive, were taken by EMS to East Georgia Regional Medical Center, where they were treated and released. Troopers searched the area of the crash, looking for the fifth occupant of the vehicle, but found no one. They continue to seek the identification of the fifth occupant, according to reports.

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the accident, and test results are pending. Possible charges may be filed after further investigation and the return of test results, reports stated.

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