A man remains in critical condition after a Monday afternoon traffic accident that took the lives of his girlfriend and her 3-year-old son. An infant who was strapped into a car seat survived.
Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper T. Strickland said Thomas Dwayne Corley, 24, Eagle Trace Villas, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe south on U.S. 301 South around 4:08 p.m. Monday when the accident occurred, he said.
The Tahoe left the roadway and overturned several times, ejecting Corley, 25-year-old Christen Louise Youngblood, also of Eagle Trace Villas, and her 3-year-old son, Lucas Youngblood, Strickland said. None of them were restrained by seat belts or child safety seats.
The baby girl, less than a year old, suffered minor injuries, protected by a child safety seat that was strapped in, he said.
Corley was transported by Bulloch County EMS to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, as Life Star helicopter could not fly due to weather, he said.
The 3-year-old was also transported to the Savannah hospital, but died Tuesday, he said.
Youngblood died at East Georgia Regional Medical Center about an hour after being transported from the accident scene, Strickland said.
Charges are pending in the accident, and investigations may be turned over to the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team, he said.
There were no other vehicles involved in the accident.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.