Two Lakeside graduates killed in Sunday wreck
Authorities are seeking a motorist who might have been involved in a Sunday wreck that killed two Lakeside High School graduates and critically injured a third woman.
The Georgia State Patrol officers said Monday they are looking for the driver of a white passenger car, possibly a Ford Taurus, that merged into the left lane of Interstate 16 in front of a Toyota 4Runner carrying Jessica Lynn Fulmer, 21; Melissa Kristin Eustice, 20; and Jamie Lynn Carter, 22, according to a spokesman in Statesboro, Ga.
The wreck occurred at about 3:41 p.m. Sunday near Metter. Eustice, who is believed to be have been driving, lost control of the sport utility vehicle and it flipped several times, ejecting all three Georgia South University students, the spokesman said. Candler County Coroner David Moore said he suspects none were we wearing safety belts.
Fulmer and Eustice, both 2005 Lakeside High School graduates, were pronounced dead shortly after the wreck. Carter, of Warner Robins, Ga., was listed in critical condition Tuesday at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, according to a hospital spokesman.
Fulmer was a junior nursing major and Eustice, whose family has since relocated to Tennessee, was a junior nutrition major. All three were members of the Kappa Delta sorority at Georgia Southern.
The driver of the white car, which left the scene, could face criminal charges if located, the State Patrol spokesman said
The following accounts were taken from reports provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Two men steal cash from gas station at gunpoint
A Martinez convenience store was robbed at gunpoint Sunday.
A clerk said two men entered the Citgo Gas Station at 440 S. Belair Road about 8:30 p.m. and stole money from the register. One of the men, wearing dark clothing and using a white shirt to cover his face, carried a handgun. The other man wore dark clothing and a black ski mask.
The man with the gun demanded money while the second man removed money from the register and safe.
A deputy patrolling the area by the Columbia County Library Saturday morning said he found someone had written on the amphitheater columns and floor with chalk.
Two men arrested after gunshots hit building
Two people were arrested Saturday after shooting a gun toward Appling-Harlem Highway.
Roy Lawson Landrum, 27, of Martinez, and Jeffrey Curtis Bell, 23, of Augusta, were charged with reckless conduct. They were released from the Columbia County Detention Center after each posted a $1,600 bond, sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said.
The clerk at the Circle K at Appling-Harlem Highway and Columbia Road told police she heard gunshots fired from the residence across the street. One shot ricochetted off the building.
Landrum and Bell admitted drinking alcohol and shooting at a pond.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of Feb. 3-9:
Structure fires, two; wood/brush/grass fires, eight; controlled/unauthor- ized burns, five; fire alarms, 10; activated carbon monoxide detectors, two; hazardous materials, one; gas line rupture, one; electrical incidents, one; medical incidents, 39; vehicle accidents, seven; investigate various incidents, five; assist citizens, three; and mutual aid/public safety assistance, one.
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