Georgia Bureau of Investigation Looking For Answers in Jennifer Mims Case

By: Emily Johnson Email
By: Emily Johnson Email

Updated By:Emily Johnson
August 11, 2014

Thomasville, GA -38-year-old Michael Lewis of Thomasville was arrested and charged with leaving the scene the accident that occurred July 29Th.

Authorities were called to Stewart Road on that night and found 38-year-old Jennifer Mims in critical condition.

James Martin says the accident happened just outside of his home. He didn't hear it happen he says, but he walked out there shortly after.

"All I know is every time she tried to breath, I could hear some gurgling sounds and blood coming out of her mouth and nose and everything else," said James as he saw Mims out front of his home.

Investigators say Lewis was driving a 1993 Ford Ranger during the incident. We're told Mims somehow exited the vehicle by falling or being pushed while it was going at approximately 45 miles per hour.
She was taken to Archbold Medical Center and died two day later.

Investigators say Lewis fled from the scene.

"He was on the scene at the time, he was driving the vehicle that Ms. Mims was in. We know that they both got out of the car because there were some passerbys that came along after she fell out of the car, and he was attending to her when the passerbys got there he got into his car and left," said Steve Turner, Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The Georgia State Patrol Accident Reconstruction Team plans to at the scene of the accident this week to find out what exactly occurred. GBI says once that takes place it will help answer the question of whether the incident was an accident or intentional.


Updated By: WCTV Eyewitness News
August 4, 2014

Thomasville, Ga. -- The family of Jennifer Wurst Mims, the Thomasville woman who died after sustaining severe head injuries last week, has set up a memorial fund in her name.

The family says that the fund will assist with medical and funeral expenses.

Mims' family says that she was "a loving mother, beautiful daughter, compassionate sister and all around kindhearted woman. She leaves behind three amazing sons. There are no words to ease the heartache and pain that is felt from losing her."

Those interested in donating can make donations through the Thomasville National Bank under the "Jennifer Wurst Mims Memorial Fund" or online at gofundme.com.

The online link can be found here.

Updated By: WCTV Eyewitness News
July 31, 2014

Thomasville, GA. -- The Thomas County Coroner has confirmed that Jennifer Mims died this morning at 9:44 a.m. The official cause of death is still being determined.

Deputies found 38-year-old Mims on Stewart Road around 9:30 Wednesday night with severe head injuries. She was then transported to Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is still investigating how she sustained the head injuries that led to her death.

Authorities are urging anyone with any information on this case to call the Thomas County Sheriff's Office at (229) 225-3315 or the GBI at 229-225-4090.


By: Emily Johnson
July 30, 2014

Thomasville, GA - A woman with severe head injuries was found on the side of the road in Thomas County last night.

Deputies found 38-year-old Jennifer Mims near 1537 Stewart Road at approximately 9:30PM.

The Thomas County Sheriff's as well as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking into how she got there and why she was in critical condition.

"We're trying to determine exactly how she sustained those injuries, it could be accidental or it could be foul play, right now we just don't know. We're trying to collect all of the facts and make that determination," said Steve Turner, Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

We're told Mims is listed in critical condition at Archbold Medical Center and has three children.

Authorities are asking the public if you saw anything around 1537 Stewart Road last night you're encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at
(229) 225-3315 or the GBI at 229-225-4090.


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