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Ailey Woman Dies in Florida Wreck
Monday, 13 August 2012
August 13--  The Panama City News-Herald reports that an Ailey woman was killed and her half-sister injured in a weekend auto accident in Panama City Beach, Florida.  The victims' parents are Terry Hall, Dietician at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia, and his wife, Terri.  The injured woman was expected to be released from the hospital in Florida late Monday.

"PANAMA CITY BEACH — A Georgia woman was killed, another woman was injured and a Panama City Beach man was arrested following a Sunday morning wreck.

ImageRobert Michael Dick III, 22, of Panama City Beach was traveling west on U.S. 98 near the Allison Avenue intersection when his 2009 4-door Hyundai struck a 2002 Hyundai Elantra being driven by Tiffany Kena Pruett, 30, of Ailey Ga., troopers wrote in a news release.

Pruett was injured in the accident and Pruett’s passenger, Kerri Ann Hall, 21, also of Ailey, Ga., was killed, troopers wrote. Pruett and Hall were not wearing seat belts, troopers added.

Dick’s vehicle collided with the rear portion of Pruett’s vehicle, forcing Pruett’s vehicle onto the grass median and subsequently rolling over and coming to its final rest on the median facing west, the news release stated.

Dick’s 2009 4-door Hyundai crossed both westbound lanes after impact and came to its final rest on the median facing north, troopers wrote.

According to FHP news release, Dick exited the vehicle after the impact and fled the scene on foot.

Jacob Moore of the Panama City Beach Police Department found Dick a half hour later, about a mile away, on Roy Williams Road, according to an arrest report. Moore noticed that Dick had injuries to his face, left hand and that his clothing was “soiled and wet,” the arrest report states. When he was approached by Moore Dick said he knew he should not have been drinking and driving and that the 2009 Hyundai belonged to his mother, the report states.

Dick had watery red eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, the report adds.

Officers returned Dick to the crime scene, then to Bay Medical Center for treatment, the report said.

Dick suffered a bruise on the upper left part of his cheek, hand injuries, and a bruise on his left shoulder consistent with the use of a safety belt, the report stated.

Dick told investigators that after he got off of work at about 11 p.m. Saturday he went to T.G.I. Friday’s and had a coke and whiskey to drink. He added that after leaving T.G.I. Friday’s he drank another coke and whiskey at Player’s Sports and Billiard Cafe, the report states.

Dick declined to take a field sobriety test, he declined to give a DNA sample but he did agree to a breathalyzer test, according to the report. The test results were .098 and 0.090. The legal limit is 0.08. Dick’s blood was taken at the scene and it will be tested as well, troopers wrote.

Dick told investigators that he did not remember the crash or any details of the crash and felt he “might have been drugged,” the report states.

Dick was wearing a seat belt and suffered only minor injuries, the news release said.

While directing traffic at the crime scene, Deputy J.M. Duggins of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office was struck by a 2006 Scion being driven by 22-year-old Lindsey Bobo, of Panama City Beach. Bobo was charged with driving around a traffic detour barricade, troopers wrote.

An earlier version of this story is below:

PANAMA CITY BEACH— A 21-year-old passenger died from car crash on U.S. 98 and Allison Ave around 3 a.m. this morning.

According to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol, Kerri Ann Hall, 21, a resident of Ailey, Ga., was in the passenger seat of a 2002 Hyundai Elantra when driver and Ailey, Ga. resident Tiffany Kena Pruett, 30, was forced off the road as a result of being rear-ended by an intoxicated driver of another vehicle.

Pruett suffered injuries and Hall died in the incident, the news release said.

Neither woman was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the other vehicle was Robert Michael Dick III, 22, of Panama City Beach.

According to a news release by FHP, Dick’s vehicle collided with the rear portion of Pruett’s vehicle, forcing Pruett’s vehicle onto the grass median and subsequently rolling over and coming to its final rest on the median facing west.

Dick’s 2009 4-door Hyundai crossed both westbound lanes after impact and came to its final rest on the median facing north, the news release stated.

According to FHP news release, Dick exited the vehicle after the impact and fled the scene on foot.

Panama City Beach Police Department found Dick on Roy Williams Road and returned him to the scene, then took him to Bay Medical Center for treatment.

Dick was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries, the news release stated.



 
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