July 18, 2009
A Friday night car accident in Columbus left one passenger dead and five passengers injured, according to local law enforcement.
Just after 9 p.m. Friday, a tan 1998 Ford Explorer crashed near the 500 block of Lehmberg Road, said Columbus Police Department Capt. Fred Shelton. Two people were ejected from the vehicle, Shelton said.
Lakesha Armistad Garner, 21, of Green Tree Drive, Apartment B11, of Columbus, was pronounced dead at the scene. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant ruled the cause of death to be massive head trauma. Garner is believed to have been driving the vehicle at the time of the crash, Merchant said Saturday. He said it is undetermined at this time if she was wearing a seat belt. "We know that some folks in the car did not have seat belts on, because they were not available to them," Merchant said.
The other passengers, all of whom were juveniles, were transferred to and later released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Shelton said.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident, and more details will be released Tuesday, Shelton said.
Brad Haines commented at 7/19/2009 1:28:00 AM:
May God be with her family during these tough times.
Tashiana Armistad commented at 7/19/2009 10:48:00 AM:
As a member of Mrs. Keshia Armistad Garner's Family, I appreciate the support that the community has offered to our family in this time of loss. Mrs. Armistad-Garner was great young lady and will truly be missed.
L. Hill commented at 7/19/2009 11:19:00 AM:
My heart goes out to the family. I can only imagine what they are going through at the poit of time.She will be highly messed by her family. God bless the family.We will be lifted up in prayers with the family.
FAITH STILLMAN commented at 7/19/2009 11:35:00 AM:
OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILYOF LAKESHA AND OTHERS INVOLVED IN THIS SAD TIME. MAY GOD HOLD YOU AND SUSTAIN YOU BY HIS GRACE AS YOU WALK THROUGH THIS AND KNOW HE LOVES YOU AND WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS!
LT commented at 7/20/2009 4:04:00 PM:
Our prayers are with the family.Just remember to all things there is a reason
Nikki Lane commented at 7/21/2009 7:32:00 PM:
I am saddened by this incident, and my prayers go out to her family. I went to school with Kesha and she was so cool. I could just remember her coming to NHHS in the ninth grade and I was a junior we became friends in gym and be cool every since. May God be with you. And remember he knows whats best...
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