Four killed in crash in Jeff Davis County

Dec 9, 2008 Full story: The Macon Telegraph 54

Four people are dead after a two-vehicle collision in Jeff Davis County on Sunday afternoon.

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Anonymous

Broxton, GA

#1 Dec 17, 2008
I am very sorry for the tragic loss of these 4 people. The family from Coffee County are good people and this all was an accident. Many people fail to stop at that stop sign because I travel that road every weekend and people have run out in front of me. The Hispanic family from Coffee County are Christian people and they help people when no one else will. And I'm sure they are very sorry that all of this took place because they have 3 children all under the age of 18. I am praying for both families and I am very sorry for the loss of those 4 people. We wish everyone a speedy recovery.
Anonymous

United States

#2 Dec 17, 2008
Anonymous wrote:
I am very sorry for the tragic loss of these 4 people. The family from Coffee County are good people and this all was an accident. Many people fail to stop at that stop sign because I travel that road every weekend and people have run out in front of me. The Hispanic family from Coffee County are Christian people and they help people when no one else will. And I'm sure they are very sorry that all of this took place because they have 3 children all under the age of 18. I am praying for both families and I am very sorry for the loss of those 4 people. We wish everyone a speedy recovery.
Unfortunately there is no speedy recovery for death! It's real hard for a family that lost everything to recover from someone's carelessness. I'm sure he was a good person, but now he's a murderer! I grew up with two of the 4 people but knew all of them! We were family and now my daughter has lost her best friend. The wife SHOULD HAVE LOOKED AT THE GPS since the man was driving!
oke

United States

#3 Dec 17, 2008
Anonymous wrote:
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Unfortunately there is no speedy recovery for death! It's real hard for a family that lost everything to recover from someone's carelessness. I'm sure he was a good person, but now he's a murderer! I grew up with two of the 4 people but knew all of them! We were family and now my daughter has lost her best friend. The wife SHOULD HAVE LOOKED AT THE GPS since the man was driving!
I think murderer is a bit strong, anyone who has ever driven a vehicle on the road has probably at some point been careless,enough to kill someone accidently,he could just as well been looking at a house or dog by the roadside or any other thing that distracts us while behind the wheel. Human error all through history has cost lives, and the truth is any of us could be taken out by an automobile accident, at any time if we ride or operate a vehicle
GCS

Tifton, GA

#4 Dec 20, 2008
oke wrote:
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I think murderer is a bit strong, anyone who has ever driven a vehicle on the road has probably at some point been careless,enough to kill someone accidently,he could just as well been looking at a house or dog by the roadside or any other thing that distracts us while behind the wheel. Human error all through history has cost lives, and the truth is any of us could be taken out by an automobile accident, at any time if we ride or operate a vehicle
So I guess it is not a crime if you say, "I didn't mean to do it", and say "I'm sorry for killing an entire family". Why is there such a need to intellectualize and rationallize. I'm sure he is a nice man, and short of being a sociopath, he didn't mean to kill them, just the same he did. Irregardless of what thousands of people do or do not do when they are not paying attention, choices have consequences. To address the statements of some who have witnessed near misses at that intersection; what is the county, local law enforcement and/or DOT doing, if it is such a bad intersection for whatever the reason should there not be flashing lights, or do more people have to lose their loved ones. This is systemic; several things happened, but the end result is the same 4 people are dead because of one man's carelessness. He also admitted to law enforcement at the scene and at the hospital that he caused the accident because he was looking at a GPS because he was lost, according to the coroner. Most people who are lost are not traveling at a high rate of speed when they are lost and trying to figure out where they are. Also, if you admit your guilt and four people are dead; why then was he not charged? Minister or not he is not above the law. I know the GHP and local law enforcement hand out tickets if you do not stop at a stop sign, much less kill 4 people. Failure to stop, speeding, vehicular homocide, man slaughter, have you heard of these. I do not think "I'm sorry" is a fair exchange for 2 children with their lives before them and mother who had to tell her other son his brother won't be coming home, as well as a father who lost his only children.
oke

United States

#5 Dec 20, 2008
GCS wrote:
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So I guess it is not a crime if you say, "I didn't mean to do it", and say "I'm sorry for killing an entire family". Why is there such a need to intellectualize and rationallize. I'm sure he is a nice man, and short of being a sociopath, he didn't mean to kill them, just the same he did. Irregardless of what thousands of people do or do not do when they are not paying attention, choices have consequences. To address the statements of some who have witnessed near misses at that intersection; what is the county, local law enforcement and/or DOT doing, if it is such a bad intersection for whatever the reason should there not be flashing lights, or do more people have to lose their loved ones. This is systemic; several things happened, but the end result is the same 4 people are dead because of one man's carelessness. He also admitted to law enforcement at the scene and at the hospital that he caused the accident because he was looking at a GPS because he was lost, according to the coroner. Most people who are lost are not traveling at a high rate of speed when they are lost and trying to figure out where they are. Also, if you admit your guilt and four people are dead; why then was he not charged? Minister or not he is not above the law. I know the GHP and local law enforcement hand out tickets if you do not stop at a stop sign, much less kill 4 people. Failure to stop, speeding, vehicular homocide, man slaughter, have you heard of these. I do not think "I'm sorry" is a fair exchange for 2 children with their lives before them and mother who had to tell her other son his brother won't be coming home, as well as a father who lost his only children.
I sincerely hope that you never make the kind of mistake that cost people's lives, but being we are all human and subject to make mistakes, it could happen to YOU even though I'm sure you are perfect and flawless and NEVER EVER could possibly run a stop sign or run off the edge of the road or drive faster than the speed limit etc...,BUT if so I hope you are not judged, as you have judged this man. What would you have us do, put the man in prison? and his children in foster care? I'm sure each day that he lives and they don't.... will be a constant reminded of this terrible accident that his running a stop sign caused . Maybe we should test everyone's judgement and imprison those who fail the test, what do you think YOUR HONOR?

“Wake up People”

Since: Jun 07

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#6 Dec 20, 2008
oke wrote:
<quoted text>I sincerely hope that you never make the kind of mistake that cost people's lives, but being we are all human and subject to make mistakes, it could happen to YOU even though I'm sure you are perfect and flawless and NEVER EVER could possibly run a stop sign or run off the edge of the road or drive faster than the speed limit etc...,BUT if so I hope you are not judged, as you have judged this man. What would you have us do, put the man in prison? and his children in foster care? I'm sure each day that he lives and they don't.... will be a constant reminded of this terrible accident that his running a stop sign caused . Maybe we should test everyone's judgement and imprison those who fail the test, what do you think YOUR HONOR?
You are a Fool
What GCS had to say was on point as to what happened and to the aftermath from the wreak because he lost a Family member while your diatribe was thoughtless as well as pointless when did it become PC to not be held accountable for your actions why is it that no one is ever at fault if you speed and get caught you get a ticket same with running a stop sign as far as I know its not illegal to run off the road but if thru your negligence's you cause the death of others you should be held accountable Plain and simple even you should understand that
oke

United States

#7 Dec 20, 2008
Doug158 wrote:
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You are a Fool
What GCS had to say was on point as to what happened and to the aftermath from the wreak because he lost a Family member while your diatribe was thoughtless as well as pointless when did it become PC to not be held accountable for your actions why is it that no one is ever at fault if you speed and get caught you get a ticket same with running a stop sign as far as I know its not illegal to run off the road but if thru your negligence's you cause the death of others you should be held accountable Plain and simple even you should understand that
you have made me see the light....found this article and was enraged that the woman got off without a ticket or anything. where is justice in this country anymore?
oke

United States

#8 Dec 20, 2008
GARLAND, Texas, May 21 (UPI)-- A two-year-old Texas boy was fatally injured when his mother pulled her Chevy Tahoe into the driveway where he was lying with his father to view the stars.

Police said Marvin Segovia of Garland was star gazing when his mother came home from the supermarket and pulled onto the driveway not realizing he was there, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Wednesday.

"Apparently Mr. Segovia dozed off and when his wife returned he did not hear her turning into the driveway," said officer Joe Harn, a police spokesman.

"So far from evidence gathered at the scene, investigators believe at this time this is purely a tragic accident," Harn added.
oke

United States

#9 Dec 20, 2008
Doug158 wrote:
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You are a Fool
What GCS had to say was on point as to what happened and to the aftermath from the wreak because he lost a Family member while your diatribe was thoughtless as well as pointless when did it become PC to not be held accountable for your actions why is it that no one is ever at fault if you speed and get caught you get a ticket same with running a stop sign as far as I know its not illegal to run off the road but if thru your negligence's you cause the death of others you should be held accountable Plain and simple even you should understand that
I was not aware that he was a family member, and I sincerely say that if this is true... I am sorry for seeming thoughtless, I thought it was just someone expressing their views,like most of this site is... I do apologize. please accept my apology.
GCS

Tifton, GA

#10 Dec 21, 2008
oke wrote:
GARLAND, Texas, May 21 (UPI)-- A two-year-old Texas boy was fatally injured when his mother pulled her Chevy Tahoe into the driveway where he was lying with his father to view the stars.
Police said Marvin Segovia of Garland was star gazing when his mother came home from the supermarket and pulled onto the driveway not realizing he was there, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Wednesday.
"Apparently Mr. Segovia dozed off and when his wife returned he did not hear her turning into the driveway," said officer Joe Harn, a police spokesman.
"So far from evidence gathered at the scene, investigators believe at this time this is purely a tragic accident," Harn added.
Good article and a excellant example of a wonderful comparison of apples and oranges. Not even close to the situation at hand.
GCS

Tifton, GA

#11 Dec 21, 2008
There are no sides to take, there are only the facts of what happened. It is what it is...and can not be what it is not. 4 people (Betty Colson, 68;Christy Hutcheson, 34; Kamron Hutcheson, 9; and Jacob Hutcheson, 14) are dead due to one mans negligence (Antonio Fraide, 41). Nothing can change that.

Macon Telegraph Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

The names of eight people who were involved in a Sunday car crash that left four dead were made available Tuesday.

According to Craig Minor, chief communications officer with the Georgia State Patrol: Christy Hutcheson, 34, of Baxley, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Astro van north on Bell Telephone Road in Jeff Davis County when she collided with a 2001 Mazda MPV that failed to stop at a stop sign as it traveled east on Post Road.


Hutcheson was killed in the crash, along with three passengers in the van. Those passengers were: Betty Colson, 68; Kamron Hutcheson, 9; and Jacob Hutcheson, 14.

Another passenger, Jordan Scott, 12, was seriously injured.

The driver of the Mazda MPV, Antonio Fraide, 41, of Douglas, and one passenger, Isaac Fraide, 5, did not have any visible injuries.

Another passenger in the Mazda MPV, Maria Fraide, 35, was seriously injured and was taken to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.

Seven of the eight occupants were wearing seat belts.
BIG ED

United States

#12 Dec 21, 2008
GCS wrote:
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So I guess it is not a crime if you say, "I didn't mean to do it", and say "I'm sorry for killing an entire family". Why is there such a need to intellectualize and rationallize. I'm sure he is a nice man, and short of being a sociopath, he didn't mean to kill them, just the same he did. Irregardless of what thousands of people do or do not do when they are not paying attention, choices have consequences. To address the statements of some who have witnessed near misses at that intersection; what is the county, local law enforcement and/or DOT doing, if it is such a bad intersection for whatever the reason should there not be flashing lights, or do more people have to lose their loved ones. This is systemic; several things happened, but the end result is the same 4 people are dead because of one man's carelessness. He also admitted to law enforcement at the scene and at the hospital that he caused the accident because he was looking at a GPS because he was lost, according to the coroner. Most people who are lost are not traveling at a high rate of speed when they are lost and trying to figure out where they are. Also, if you admit your guilt and four people are dead; why then was he not charged? Minister or not he is not above the law. I know the GHP and local law enforcement hand out tickets if you do not stop at a stop sign, much less kill 4 people. Failure to stop, speeding, vehicular homocide, man slaughter, have you heard of these. I do not think "I'm sorry" is a fair exchange for 2 children with their lives before them and mother who had to tell her other son his brother won't be coming home, as well as a father who lost his only children.
i dont want to start a argument im jost curious because in 30 years of wrecker service and seeing countless amounts of life lost how long should the families on both sides suffer and when do they start to rejoice that their loved ones are in a much better place and forgivness starts the healing process

Since: Nov 08

United States

#13 Dec 21, 2008
A tragic "accident". Nothing more, nothing less. Being distracted by a GPS screen and not paying attention while driving is no different than taking your eyes off the road, lighting a cigartette, reaching for something on the floorboard, texting, talking on your cell phone or any number of things that we, as drivers, do everyday. No less tragic, when lives are lost, but still an accident. Simple cause and effect.
No murder here, nor any intent to harm. A tragic result of a random fate, timing and distraction.
It can happen to any one of us.
oke

United States

#14 Dec 21, 2008
GA Boy wrote:
A tragic "accident". Nothing more, nothing less. Being distracted by a GPS screen and not paying attention while driving is no different than taking your eyes off the road, lighting a cigartette, reaching for something on the floorboard, texting, talking on your cell phone or any number of things that we, as drivers, do everyday. No less tragic, when lives are lost, but still an accident. Simple cause and effect.No murder here, nor any intent to harm. A tragic result of a random fate, timing and distraction.
It can happen to any one of us.
thank you Ga Boy with some common sense. I could not say it any better.
What

Brooks, GA

#15 Dec 21, 2008
You people are nuts and should be ashamed of yourselves. Here you go again placing fault and judging others! It was an ACCIDENT! Grab a Websters and get a grip! It was a horrible ACCIDENT and, if it makes you feel any better, the driver lost his wife as well. NO this doesn't make it any better for anyone. It's a tragic, tragic loss but for anyone to go around and point fingers and find fault and place judgment is just PLAIN WRONG! Pray for the families and let it go; there is NOTHING more that YOU can do! I pray for ALL family members and may they RIP.
GCS

Tifton, GA

#16 Dec 21, 2008
GA Boy wrote:
A tragic "accident". Nothing more, nothing less. Being distracted by a GPS screen and not paying attention while driving is no different than taking your eyes off the road, lighting a cigartette, reaching for something on the floorboard, texting, talking on your cell phone or any number of things that we, as drivers, do everyday. No less tragic, when lives are lost, but still an accident. Simple cause and effect.
No murder here, nor any intent to harm. A tragic result of a random fate, timing and distraction.
It can happen to any one of us.
An accident due to negligence. I truly wonder if your tone would be the same if it were your family members who were killed, as it was mine. When one persons actions (intentional or not) cause the deaths of 4 innocent people, when are we held accountable for our actions. When are we not responsible for our actions? When did, "Oops, Sorry didn't mean to kill your family" enough, choices have consequences. Maybe we should clear out the prisons and jails because they said, "Sorry" and apoligized to the victims, maybe we shouldn't have laws either. If you chose to not to be responsible, people usually get hurt, whether its playing with the radio, looking at a GPS, talking on a cell phone, etc. we ARE still responsible for our actions.
Again the facts speak for themselves. I spoke to the coroner and law enforcement present at the hospital that night. As of a week ago his wife did not die and she came home. This is not about placing blame, because he admitted to law enforcement at the scene and at the hospital that he caused the accident becuse HE ran the stop sign, because HE was not paying attention because HE was looking at his GPS,because HE was lost. If you are lost why then are you traveling at a high rate of speed trying to read the GPS and not pull over to look at the GPS or a map to figure out where you are? It is a lesson for all who do not think about the consequences of their actions. HE gets to go home to his family, but 4 people do not have that luxury. One man made a choice and 4 people paid for it. I am quite aware that he has to live with it, but so do I and the rest of my family. 2 young kids where denied a future, a father his entire family ,a mother a son, a family a mother. What did he lose? I choose to rember the VICTIMS, because that is all I have now.

Since: Nov 08

United States

#17 Dec 21, 2008
I'm sorry GCS. My intent is in no way, to make light of your tragic loss and the losses that the families are dealing with. I think bitterness, the feeling of loss, the hurt and even anger are all natural human responses when dealing with the death of a loved one. It's as if you've lost a part of yourself. Your heart aches, you yearn for understanding and you search for answers. You wonder how your going to fill the void. It's as if you want someone to pay for your loss, to suffer too. I don't know you, but I think God tests us and tests our faith in different ways.
I'm not saying that God took your loved ones to test you, but your losses will affect you, change your life and you'll have choices to make. My prayer is that the choices that you make will be ones that give you strength, peace, wisdom, love and forgiveness, as you deal with
your losses.
munchkin

Columbia, SC

#18 Dec 21, 2008
GCS wrote:
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An accident due to negligence. I truly wonder if your tone would be the same if it were your family members who were killed, as it was mine. When one persons actions (intentional or not) cause the deaths of 4 innocent people, when are we held accountable for our actions. When are we not responsible for our actions? When did, "Oops, Sorry didn't mean to kill your family" enough, choices have consequences. Maybe we should clear out the prisons and jails because they said, "Sorry" and apoligized to the victims, maybe we shouldn't have laws either. If you chose to not to be responsible, people usually get hurt, whether its playing with the radio, looking at a GPS, talking on a cell phone, etc. we ARE still responsible for our actions.
Again the facts speak for themselves. I spoke to the coroner and law enforcement present at the hospital that night. As of a week ago his wife did not die and she came home. This is not about placing blame, because he admitted to law enforcement at the scene and at the hospital that he caused the accident becuse HE ran the stop sign, because HE was not paying attention because HE was looking at his GPS,because HE was lost. If you are lost why then are you traveling at a high rate of speed trying to read the GPS and not pull over to look at the GPS or a map to figure out where you are? It is a lesson for all who do not think about the consequences of their actions. HE gets to go home to his family, but 4 people do not have that luxury. One man made a choice and 4 people paid for it. I am quite aware that he has to live with it, but so do I and the rest of my family. 2 young kids where denied a future, a father his entire family ,a mother a son, a family a mother. What did he lose? I choose to rember the VICTIMS, because that is all I have now.
God Bless you..I had a tradgedy in my family this year as well. I'm still in the "Numb" stage..Hope we can both find peace, for ourselves, and family. Take Care.:)
BIG ED

United States

#19 Dec 21, 2008
GCS wrote:
<quoted text>
An accident due to negligence. I truly wonder if your tone would be the same if it were your family members who were killed, as it was mine. When one persons actions (intentional or not) cause the deaths of 4 innocent people, when are we held accountable for our actions. When are we not responsible for our actions? When did, "Oops, Sorry didn't mean to kill your family" enough, choices have consequences. Maybe we should clear out the prisons and jails because they said, "Sorry" and apoligized to the victims, maybe we shouldn't have laws either. If you chose to not to be responsible, people usually get hurt, whether its playing with the radio, looking at a GPS, talking on a cell phone, etc. we ARE still responsible for our actions.
Again the facts speak for themselves. I spoke to the coroner and law enforcement present at the hospital that night. As of a week ago his wife did not die and she came home. This is not about placing blame, because he admitted to law enforcement at the scene and at the hospital that he caused the accident becuse HE ran the stop sign, because HE was not paying attention because HE was looking at his GPS,because HE was lost. If you are lost why then are you traveling at a high rate of speed trying to read the GPS and not pull over to look at the GPS or a map to figure out where you are? It is a lesson for all who do not think about the consequences of their actions. HE gets to go home to his family, but 4 people do not have that luxury. One man made a choice and 4 people paid for it. I am quite aware that he has to live with it, but so do I and the rest of my family. 2 young kids where denied a future, a father his entire family ,a mother a son, a family a mother. What did he lose? I choose to rember the VICTIMS, because that is all I have now.
hey man i can understand your pain and i hope this will help a elderly man from warner robbins came by my house to see the van that jacob lost his life in and he told me that jacob was a devoted christian and he had peace with jacobs loss knowing that he was at the right hand of god looking down this elderly man said he was close kin to jacob and he has found peace with his loss so i hope knowing this will help you find some peace also
No Name

Hazlehurst, GA

#20 Dec 22, 2008
A very, very close relative of mine was killed several years ago by a teenaged drunk driver. Not once have I ever felt animosity toward the young man. He even came to the funeral home, which, I'm sure, took all the nerve he could muster. We held and held and held each other and cried, yet even that didn't bring back my relative from the dead, no matter how hard we wished it could be so. He was as broken up as if a member of his own family had died, and I know that he still struggles with it, even after all these years (not nearly like I have, though). You have to forgive. You just have to, or everyone loses.

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