Two people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries after a Thursday wreck involving a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office investigator.
The wreck occurred at about 1 p.m. on Towne Center Boulevard at the back entrance to the University Health Care System Evans campus. Carol Dennis, 74, of Harlem, drove her Kia Forte straight across Towne Center Boulevard from the parking lot of the Evans 14 Cinemas to the complex, according to sheriff’s Staff Sgt. David Kitchens. She drove into the path of Investigator Matt Murrell’s eastbound Chevrolet Impala.
The Impala hit the driver’s door of the Kia and pushed it into a Chevrolet Venture van parked at the stop sign to exit the medical complex.
Dennis and the driver of the van, Carolyn Norton, 56, of Grovetown, sustained what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to area hospitals for treatment, Kitchens said.
Norton’s two grandchildren – Christopher Norton, 8, and Ashlyn Price, 19, both of Grovetown – were in the van, but were not injured. Murrell also was not injured.
Dennis was deemed at fault for the wreck and will be cited, Kitchens said.