Two transported to hospital after wreck on Habersham Mills Road

Personnel from Demorest Fire Department, Habersham County Emergency Services, Clarkesville Police Department, and the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office begin the process of hauling out a basket carrying one of the Jeep’s injured occupants. (Rob Moore/Habersham County)

An afternoon wreck on Habersham Mills Road in Demorest sent two people to the hospital.

State troopers say Terrell Stinchcomb, 57, of Clarkesville, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee south on Habersham Mills Road when he lost control of the vehicle. The SUV traveled off the left side of the roadway just past the Soque River bridge and ran approximately 50 feet down an embankment.

Stinchcomb and his passenger, Cathy Stinchcomb, 49, also of Clarkesville, both sustained possible minor injuries. Habersham County and Demorest firefighters responded to the scene. They had to use ropes to access the patients so they could extricate them from the vehicle and pull them to safety.

Habersham County Emergency Services, Demorest Fire, and Habersham County Sheriff’s Office personnel prepare to remove the occupants of Tuesday afternoon’s wreck on Habersham Mills Road at the dam. (Rob Moore/Habersham County)
Towing crews remove the Jeep that left Habersham Mills Road and landed at the bottom of the embankment at the base of Habersham Mills Dam, trapping its occupants. (Rob Moore/Habersham County)

Habersham EMS transported the Stinchcombs to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for treatment.

Troopers with Georgia State Patrol Post 7 in Toccoa investigated the crash and say charges are pending against the driver.


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