Teen driver will be charged in Hwy. 154 wreck

By JOHN A. WINTERS john@newnan.com The teenage driver of a vehicle carrying two other teenagers involved in an accident last week will be charged with failing to yield. The accident on State Highway 154 last Wednesday sent three people to area hospitals, including one being airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center.
Kristen Jones, 16, was driving a Jeep Cherokee sport utility vehicle last Thursday when she attempted to turn left out of Freestone Drive to get onto Hwy. 154, according to Coweta County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Windom. "She failed to yield..." Windom said. Jones' vehicle was broadsided by a Chevy Tahoe SUV driven by Lucinda Smith, 54, who was southbound on Hwy. 154, the deputy said. Jones and Smith were both taken to Piedmont Newnan Hospital by ambulance. Jones had a partially collapsed lung and a concussion, while Smith complained of pain from being hit by the steering wheel, Windom said. Another passenger in Jones' car, Nicole Jordan, 15, did not go to the hospital. Brook Kus, 14, was airlifted to the Atlanta hospital. Her condition was not known as the contact phone number given to authorities was not working, Windom said. At the time of the accident, Kus was in and out of consciousness. The deputy said Jones will be charged with failure to yield.

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