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Four Persons Transported to Hospital Following Wreck Involving Polaris

Four persons were taken by ambulance to an area hospital following a mishap involving a Polaris Ranger at the intersection of Springhill Road and Georgia Highway 19 in Wheeler County on Saturday, February 27.

The Georgia State Patrol, which investigated, reported that the accident occurred around 7:19 p.m. as Christy Dixon O’Neal, 40, of Mount Vernon, was driving the Polaris south on Highway 19. A vehicle traveling south on the same highway at a high rate of speed came alongside the Polaris in an attempt to pass. O’Neal swerved to avoid being struck and traveled into a ditch. The Polaris continued for 122 feet in the ditch before hitting a culvert and coming to an uncontrolled final rest on a private drive.

The driver of the vehicle that O’Neal swerved to avoid did not stop.

O’Neal and three passengers, in the Polaris, which included a 62-yearold woman, a 33-year-old woman, and a three-yearold child were taken to Meadows Regional Medical Center for treatment. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

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