Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- An accident this morning on Highway 56 South and Byne Sunshine Road killed a local woman.
Leah Brumfield, a real estate agent for Hawkins & Whitaker, died in the accident that happened at 7:42 a.m., Major Nikki Bailey with the Burke County Sheriff's Office said.
The driver of a Kia Sorento, April Nicole Dubose, traveling east on Rosier Road failed to stop at a stop sign and hit the Honda Civic, driven by Brumfield, the Georgia State Patrol said.
Brumfield's two passengers were transported to Georgia Regents Health System. Dubose and her three passengers were injured and transported to Georgia Regents Health System, as well.
All five passengers were children, GSP said. The passengers in the Honda were ages 13 and 3. The passengers in the Kia were ages 9, 6, and 5.
As of Friday afternoon, the hospital said Dubose was in good condition.
Georgia State Patrol said charges are pending the completion of the investigation.
A memorial fund at Queensborough Bank has been set up for Brumfield, the money will be used for her children.
Anyone can make a donation in person at any Queensborough Bank branch.
Contributions can also be mailed here:
Leah Memorial Fund
c/o Jennifer Posey
P.O. Box 1028
Waynesboro, GA 30830
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