Woman stable after DUI-suspected wreck
An Ellijay woman was upgraded from critical to stable condition in a Tennessee hospital earlier this week after she was thrown out of a vehicle being driven by a man suspected of being under the influence, authorities said.
Deena Ann Holt, 43, was taken by a Life Force helicopter to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga following the April 11 single-car wreck that occurred at 11:19 p.m., according to a Georgia State Patrol crash report. She was in critical condition Friday and Monday when a Times-Courier reporter called the hospital, but a spokeswoman said Tuesday morning she was in stable condition.
Bobby Shane Ingram, 37, of 573 Weeks Road, was driving the 1994 Chevrolet GMT-400 pickup truck and was “under the influence of medications (or) drugs (or) alcohol,” the report states.
Ingram was traveling south on Turniptown Road around a half-mile from the intersection with Highway 52 East when he “traveled onto the right shoulder” and then “overcorrected and traveled onto the left shoulder” of the road.
The report by Trooper First Class Charles Greene further states the truck “rotated counterclockwise multiple times” after it struck an embankment. Holt was ejected from the vehicle during the rotations, and the truck came to a rest right side up and partially in the roadway.
Ingram, who “failed to keep in proper lane,” was taken to Kennestone Hospital in Marietta by Gilmer EMS. A call and email to the hospital were not returned inquiring about his condition.
A search warrant was served for the medical records of Ingram on April 14 and charges are pending, according to the report.