A 10-year-old Albany boy died Saturday in a Grady County crash in which his mother and two siblings were seriously injured.
The boy who died and one sibling were unrestrained. Another child was most likely incorrectly restrained in a car seat, said Sgt. First Class Tommy Peeples, Thomasville Post 12 Georgia State Patrol commander.
The children’s mother, Janet Moye, 37, Albany, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck west on Cairo Road, off Ga. 112 in north Grady County, a few minutes after 4 p.m. Saturday.
Peeples said the truck drifted off the right shoulder, and the driver overcorrected to bring the vehicle back onto the road.
Moye lost control of the pickup a second time, and the vehicle traveled across the road, went off the left side, overturned again and traveled back onto the highway.
Two children were ejected as the truck overturned several times on the road and traveled off the right side. The truck traveled through a fence, ejecting a third child, and came to rest upright on the north side of the road.
“We do not know where he was sitting in the vehicle,” Peeples said, in reference to the 10-year-old boy who was ejected on the road. “He died on scene.”
A nine-year-old who was ejected was transported by medical helicopter to Tallahassee (Fla.) Regional Hospital.
A two-year-old child and the children’s mother were transported by ambulance to the Tallahassee hospital, where the nine-year-old and the mother underwent surgery.
Peeples said Monday the children and their mother were in stable condition.
The GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash.
Troopers are determining the speed of the truck at the time of the wreck and awaiting a toxicology report on the driver.
Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820.