The man who sustained near-fatal injuries during a Moultrie police chase and crash remains hospitalized in Tallahassee. In an update released on Monday, April 12th, a spokeswoman with the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare said the driver, Ranitez Deshad Williams of Moultrie, remained in fair condition. He has been receiving treatment at the hospital since he was airlifted there after the crash.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the 27-year-old man tried to get away from a sheriff deputy on Easter Sunday morning, April 4th. On Monday, the spokeswoman explained that fair condition means the man’s vital signs are stable and within the normal parameters. She added that Williams is conscious but may be uncomfortable.
The Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office said the events that led to the Moultrie police chase began after a Moultrie Police Department officer saw a white car traveling over 100 mph. The driver was on Camilla Highway near Lakeside Church.
Unable to stop the car, the officer gave chase. Sgt. Mike William, with the sheriff’s office, then picked up the pursuit on Highway 37. When the 114 mph car got to the intersection of Highway 37 West and Funston-Sale City Road, it collided with a pole. The white Mercedes Benz R500 then spun into a 30-feet fence.
The vehicle flipped upside down, ejecting Williams. He landed 50 feet from where the car rested. When the deputy caught up to the man, he was unresponsive, but he regained consciousness before the EMS arrived. The sheriff’s office charged him with felony fleeing, speeding, reckless driving without insurance, and driving with a suspended license. There was no other occupant in the wrecked vehicle.
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