UPDATE 10/21/2022 5:07 p.m.: The Columbus Police Department released further details on the driver involved in this accident.
Giovanni Jackson, 17, faces an additional charge of vehicular manslaughter.
WRBL News 3 will continue to update this article as we gather more information.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — A woman died following an automotive crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at Sheppard Dr., according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.
The accident initially happened around 7:35 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9.
Jennifer Durham, 64, sustained life-threatening injuries when another driver traveling down the wrong side of the roadway collided with her vehicle.
Durham was taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional by ambulance.
Durham was pronounced deceased at 6 a.m. on Oct. 19 in Piedmont Columbus Regional’s ER. She has not undergone an autopsy at this time.
The other driver was determined to be under the influence — he was arrested and charged with the following:
- Serious injury by vehicle
- Hit and run
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence
- Driving on the wrong side of the roadway
- Open container
- Duty to report
This driver is considered to be in critical but stable condition.