Brooks County Teenager Dies in Car Crash

-- Quitman, Ga. -- April 2, 2012 --

Quitman residents have been rattled by the death of 17-year old Savannah June Wilkes on Saturday. The Brooks County High School student was a passenger in a car that wrecked on Dixie Road.

Officials have not released the names or conditions of the driver and two other passengers in the car. The cause of the crash is under investigation. One thing is clear, Savannah will be missed. She leaves behind her horse Stormy, who she raised from birth.

Her best friend Jerika Jones spoke about her passion for horses. She said "Her passion was definitely horses. Me and her grew up together and we were practically born on the back of horses and we stayed that way for many many years."

Her Uncle Peg is going through a divorce. Savannah would check up on him regularly with phone calls.

Peg Cain said "she wasn't concerned about how she was, she was concerned about my well being. And it meant a lot to me. She'll always be a memory, and a great one."

Her best friend Jerika went on to say "she was a wonderful loving person. She loved anybody that she became friends with. It wasn't hard at all to become friends with her, she was just outgoing and full of joy, and loved life."

Savannah's funeral will be held at the First Baptist Church in Quitman. Her service is set for Tuesday, April 3, at 1PM.


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  • by Rett on Apr 10, 2012 at 09:52 AM
    May God be with all who are changed by this tragedy. God's promise is that all who have died will live again. I will treasure my memories of this beautiful young lady until then.
  • by Heart Broken Location: Quitman on Apr 9, 2012 at 07:07 PM
    There has been NO autopsy on Savannah nor will there be. There is no report recieved to the status of anyones intoxication. Stop thowing baseless facts about, the facts will be in the official report which may be up to 6 months before completed. May Savannah's Tragedy be more than a mud slinging contest. May this tragedy enlighten everyone to the dangers of a slip of the wheel that may have lasted 5 seconds start to finish !!! The Blessing is knowing that I will see her Beautiful face again greeting me at Heaven's Gate.
  • by to:starr on Apr 7, 2012 at 08:04 PM
    Ok so maybe he wasn't drinking. . But obviously he caused death of a human being due to illegal driving of a vehicle due to gross negligence, drunk driving, reckless driving or speeding. I would say he was definitely speeding & driving reckless . Quit making excuses for him. HE KILLED SOMEONE..
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      by Tyler D. Griffin on Apr 9, 2012 at 08:42 AM in reply to to:starr
      I'm not surprised to look at my friend's article and find someone such as yourself (who has no reason to bring further hurt to their families) carrying on about whos fault it is. You probably didnt know these people personally, which makes it easy for you to point fingers. Keep your judgments to yourself, we don't care. With that being said i dont believe it makes it any easier on us loved ones to come to this page and find you ranting. Your pleasure in other peoples pain is disgusting. Why do you care at all?? You obviously haven't been effected with what has happened, my friend's lives are going to be changed forever and youre worried about whos fault it is.
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      by Rett on Apr 10, 2012 at 01:39 PM in reply to to:starr
      The crash killed her and almost killed him. They were all together friends having fun, being young. I hope you will never have to experience anything like this.
  • by to:starr on Apr 7, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    Ok so maybe he wasn't drinking. . But obviously he caused death of a human being due to illegal driving of a vehicle due to gross negligence, drunk driving, reckless driving or speeding. I would say he was definitely speeding & driving reckless . Quit making excuses for him. HE KILLED SOMEONE..
  • by to:starr on Apr 7, 2012 at 05:43 PM
    Ok so maybe he wasn't drinking. . But obviously he caused death of a human being due to illegal driving of a vehicle due to gross negligence, drunk driving, reckless driving or speeding. I would say he was definitely speeding & driving reckless . Quit making excuses for him. HE KILLED SOMEONE..
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      by Carrie on Apr 9, 2012 at 08:18 PM in reply to to:starr
      Look man, He didn't do anything on purpose. For the sake of pete, they were engaged!!!!!!!!! He would never do that to her, or anyone else for that matter! Who are you to judge him like that!!! Driving is dangerous, period! And, don't you think he knows he's responsible? They finally told him today that she passed! Can you imagine the pain that hes going through? If you have any heart, you will take back your negative comments against him. He's a great guy, and now his life is changed forever. It's sad, but it happens. Before you go passing judgement on other people that you don't even know, rethink your own faults.
  • by nanci kendall Location: valdosta on Apr 6, 2012 at 06:59 AM
    Its saddens me that our horse community has lost two loving beautiful, caring lifes, first little 5 yr old Aubrey and now Savannah,My condolences to all the familys and May God carry everyone through this difficult time, Nanci Kendall,Windy Willow Stables in Valdosta
  • by to: sttstad on Apr 5, 2012 at 09:34 AM
    You will see
  • by A passenger's mother on Apr 5, 2012 at 08:17 AM
    I understand everyone's pain. My child was there with them. Savannah was a bright, beautiful young lady. We loved her like she was our own. But I hope we all understand that no matter what, this was God's will. He wanted her. I am grateful to God that my child survived and that the other two survived while at the same time my heart is crushed for Becky and her family and for the loss of Savannah.
  • by joanne Location: cairo ga on Apr 5, 2012 at 05:59 AM
    Im so sorry for your loss she was a pr young lady had her hold life to live but our god had better plands for her she look so sweet and her horse is to god keep the family close to you at this time of loss god will take care of you .sorry.
  • by .. on Apr 4, 2012 at 06:22 PM
    It doesn't matter how much he loved her, he is responsible for her death. It's called Vehicular Manslaughter. Drinking & driving don't mix, so don't do it.
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      by sddstad on Apr 5, 2012 at 08:48 AM in reply to ..
      you bothered to comment this false statement. you would think you would have bothered to read more comments on here, because if you had you would have seen where there was no aclohol or drugs present in these teens system. why must people feel the need to always throw in there 2 cents when its not necessary... next time you wanna poke your nose where it doesnt belong, get all your facts straight first... drinking and driving is against the law so its great that they were just having innocent back road country fun. it was indeed an accident. keep your ignorant thoughts and comments to yourself.
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      by starr on Apr 6, 2012 at 10:27 PM in reply to ..
      Do u have any proof he was drinking , no . so dont assume things you dont know .... it was a accident ... a tragedy . so back off
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