The intersection of Community Road and Pine Road was the scene of an early morning wreck Sunday. Just after 2:30 am, Lowndes County E911 received a call about a car that had run off the road into a ditch.
Beverly Smith was in her home at the corner of Waverly Ferry Road and Fendly Road when she heard a loud crash from down the street. At the same time, three teenage girls in the house at the corner of Community and Pine Avenue were in the middle of a late night movie marathon when they heard the wreck. They all rushed outside to find a black Dodge Caliber nose down in a deep ditch next to a broken telephone pole. Inside the car, they found Courtney Fletcher, 26, unconscious. While one of the girls called 911, Smith pulled Fletcher from the car and worked to revive her.
Upon awakening, Fletcher made several attempts to get up and move around, but Smith kept her in place until an ambulance arrived. When EMRs arrived, Fletcher was put into a spinal package and taken to BMH-GT.
Readers might remember Fletcher from a May 23, 2011 incident where she and a friend, Summer Stovall, where robbed at gunpoint at the intersection of 5th Street and 5th Avenue South. In the course of the mugging, Fletcher was shot in her left eye and Stovall was shot in the back, both with a BB pistol. Fletcher underwent surgery for the injury, but ultimately lost her eye. The gunman, Antonio Montez Stevenson of Macon, was arrested last week and charged with five counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of Simple Assault.
After being transported to the hospital following the wreck, Fletcher was given a blood alcohol test, but the results of that test were unavailable at the time of printing. [I saw Fletcher walking on Main Street less than an hour before the wreck and she seemed to be intoxicated. It was theorized by witnesses that she was taking Community Road as a back way to her home in the area of CAFB – JD] [The Dodge that Fletcher wrecked was the same vehicle she was in the night of her mugging. In the shooting, the car lost a window. The damage to the vehicle was much more severe in this latest venture and the vehicle may end up being totalled. – JD] 0