THOMASVILLE — A Thomas County teacher was badly injured and two more people are in stable condition following a Friday morning wreck on Ga. 202.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Lisa Moore, 39, of Meigs, was traveling south on Ga. 202, in a 2002 Kia Optima.

Cynthia Barfield, 21, of Thomasville, was traveling north on that road in a 1996 Buick Century. According to the GSP report, she lost control around a curve and entered the southbound lane, striking Moore’s vehicle.

The collision occurred less than a mile north of the intersection of Hansell Chastain Road at about 7:22 a.m. Barfield and her passenger, Brandon Barfield, 19, were injured and are now in stable condition at Archbold Medical Center.

Moore is a first grade teacher at Garrison-Pilcher Elementary School. According to school personnel, she was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla., with multiple fractures. A report on her condition was not available at press time.

Garrison-Pilcher Principal Karen Kugelmann said the school’s thoughts are with Moore. “She is a wonderful teacher. As we would with any of our staff involved in an accident, we try to be supportive of the family,” Kugelmann said. “I think she’s in good hands.”

A representative with the Georgia State Patrol said any charges are pending an investigation.



To contact reporter Brewer Turley, call (229) 226-2400, ext. 226.

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