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Account to help Jones set up An account to help pay for the medical bills of Adam Jones has been set up at Community & Southern Bank. A spokeswoman said the account was under the name of “William and Kathy Jones” and is titled, “Contribution for Charles Adam Jones.” Adam’s mother, Kathy Jones, is not the same person who recently served on the Gilmer County Board of Education.
 
The Toyota pickup lies on its roof after a fatal wreck.
 
From Staff Reports

A former Gilmer High student-athlete who was in a single-vehicle wreck Friday in White County that killed two people is partially paralyzed, his father reported Tuesday.

Charles Adam Jones, 21, was a passenger in a Toyota T-100 extended cab pickup truck whose driver veered off Asbury Mill Road Feb. 22 around 2:30 p.m., according to the accessnorth georgia.com website. 

“It was a horrible accident,” said Bill Jones, Adam’s father. “Adam had a real good surgery (Monday), positive. He was paralyzed from the waist down going into the surgery, but who knows, he may with God touching him and taking care of him heal on up. 

“He’s alive. He pulled through the wreck, thank God. We’re hoping the community will support him and be praying for him.”

A Northeast Georgia Medical Center spokeswoman in Gainesville said Tuesday Jones was in “stable” condition. The Georgia State Patrol reported Friday to the news site Jones was in “critical” condition.

The driver of the truck, Destiny Compton, 20, of Cleveland, was ejected and died at the scene, the GSP reported. Cpl. Curtis Bradshaw of GSP Post 6 in Gainesville said 17-year-old Justin Crippen of Cleveland died Friday night of his injuries. Bradshaw said Crippen was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the truck.

“Indications are that (Compton) was not wearing a seatbelt,” Bradshaw said.

Jones was seated behind the front-seat passenger. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected, Bradshaw said. 

Bill Jones said Compton was a former employee of the Captain D’s restaurant at Highland Crossing who was working at the franchise eatery in Cleveland.

“Alcohol and drugs are not suspected,” Bradshaw told the news site. “Speed, or at least driving too fast for conditions, does appear to be a factor.”


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