Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

Local News

April 7, 2011

Fatal crash remains under investigation

PLAINS — A fatal traffic crash Wednesday afternoon remains under investigation by the Georgia State Post 10, Americus as well as the SCRT (Specialized Crash Reconstruction Team) from Valdosta.

Sgt. Marc Ellis, Post 10 commander, said the accident occurred at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Thrasher and Salter’s Mill roads in rural Sumter County.

According to the accident report, Michael A. Hubbard, 18, of Leslie, driving a 2004 Ford Explorer SUV, was traveling south on Thrasher while Pamela G. Dominick, 41, of Plains, was driving a 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, and was headed southwest on Salter’s Mill Road.

The two vehicles collided in the intersection, according to Ellis, and after impact, both vehicles came to rest on the south shoulder of Salter’s Mill Road.

He said Pamela Dominick was ejected from her vehicle and was dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt. Dominick’s juvenile passenger was also injured and was airlifted to Egleston Hospital for Children in Atlanta. Hubbard and his juvenile passenger were both treated and released from Albany hospitals, Ellis said.

Charges are pending the completion of the investigation, Ellis said.

According to a press release from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, Hubbard ran the stop sign and collided with Dominick’s truck. The release also identified the injured passengers as Shabree Willoughby, 15, of Plains and Lauren Belle Dominick, 14, of Plains, the daughter of the deceased.

The release said Plains Police Department, Sumter County Sheriff’s deputies, First Responders, EMS, Sumter EMC and AT&T were on scene, and that power was restored “well after dark” and phone service as well, “after the accident had taken out a phone terminal.”

“Pamela Gail Dominick was employed by the Sumter County Schools and word spread quickly of the accident amongst her co-workers and her daughter’s classmates as well,” the release concludes.

The Sumter County Fire Department responded to the accident, and their report states that the 14-year-old in Dominick’s truck was entrapped and they extricated her.

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