Update: 85-year-old Monroe resident succumbs to the injuries received in Friday’s car accident


Georgia State Patrol report that the victim of a car accident on Michael Etchison Road in front of Zaxby’s in Monroe on Friday did not survived his injuries. GSP Trooper First Class Cal Barton confirmed that Wesley Sheffield, 85, of Monroe, succumbed to the injuries he received in the car accident, passing away on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

Initial story

Two people were injured Friday following a serious car wreck on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at the intersection with Michael Etchison Road.

According to Trooper First Class Cal Barton with Georgia State Patrol, the accident happened at about 1:10 p.m. on Nov. 10, 2017, when a black 2005 Hyundai XG 350, driven by Wesley Sheffield, 85, of Monroe, traveling west on Highway 138 (MLK Jr. Blvd) turned in front of a red Ford Fusion, driven by Sache Jones, 35, from Centerville (Houston County.)

“Ms. Jones was traveling east on 138 and Mr. Sheffield was traveling west, attempting to turn left onto Michael Etchison,” Barton said. “He turned in front of her, on a sold green light. He did not have an arrow, according to witnesses who were immediately behind him.”

Barton said Sheffield was transported by ambulance to the helipad at Clearview Regional Medical Center where he was airlifted directly to Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. Jones was taken to Clearview Regional by ambulance.

Initial story

Public Safety officials with the City of Monroe were working a wreck on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at Michael Etchison Road in Monroe just after 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Avoid the area. Details to follow.

Officials confirm one patient was airlifted from Clearview Regional Medical Center.

One patient was lifeflighted from Clearview Regional Medical Center following a wreck in Monroe, Ga. on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Photo contributed by Walton County Fire Rescue
Wreck in Monroe, Ga. on Nov. 10, 2017 sends two to the hospital. Photo contributed by Monroe Fire Department
Wreck on Martin Luther King, Jr. Bld in Monroe on Nov. 10, 2107. Photo credit: Melanie Ann Jackson

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