[UPDATE] Family Mourns Loss of 22-Year-Old Who Died In Crash

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

Lenox, Georgia - June 23, 2011 - by Gabrielle Sarann

"There's a big bouquet and now one of our flowers is gone," says Jackie Wetherington, with tears in her eyes.

The past 24 hours have been unspeakable for the family of 22-year-old Sha Wetherington.

Wednesday morning, GSP responded to a fatal crash on Talloaks Road in Brooks County.

Troopers say Sha lost control of her Honda Civic, plunged into a ditch then struck a tree. She died on impact.

"She needed no makeup," says Jackie. "She needed nothing because she was just that beautiful a girl and had a great heart."

The marketing major had just graduated from Georgia Southern.

She was was planning a mission trip to Belize.

"She was a happy go-lucky girl and she just loved to travel," says Jack Wetherington, Sha's uncle.

The Wetherington's say Sha, the youngest of three, was the baby in the family.

She was fun-loving, open-minded and known for her smile.

"God is with us and our faith in God will get us through this," says Jackie. "And we know, we know that we will see her again one day."

GSP says Sha was wearing a seatbelt and they don't suspect that she was on her cell phone when the crash happened.

The viewing will be at Baker Funeral Home on Friday at 5 p.m., and the funeral will be on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Sha will be buried on the hill beside her parent's home.


Brooks County, Georgia - June 23, 2011 - by Eyewitness News

A young Georgia woman on her way to a job interview was killed in a traffic accident. Brooks County 911 got the call at about 11:30 on Wednesday morning.

The Georgia State Patrol says the crash happened happened on Talloaks Road north of Quitman.

The Wetherington family remembers 22-year-old Sha Wetherington, who died in a car crash Wednesday morning. They say Sha was always smiling, loved life and was planning a mission trip to Belize before she passed away.

Troopers say 22-year-old Sha Wetherington was headed north on Talloaks Road when she lost control, ran off the road into a ditch and hit a tree. She died on impact. GSP says no alcohol was involved.. and Wetherington was wearing a seat belt. She had just graduated from Georgia Southern University and was on her way to Valdosta for a job interview at a bank. There is no information yet on funeral arrangements. Wetherington was from Lenox, Georgia.

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  • by Fellow Student on Aug 26, 2011 at 01:35 PM
    I didn't know her but she touched a lot of hearts and is surely missed. the only way the would know if she was texting would be to turn on the phone, if it was recovered and could be used. have some respect.
  • by Kathy Location: Lake Park Georgia on Jun 24, 2011 at 03:12 PM
    I did not know this young lady. But, by the comments she a fine upstanding young lady. My heart goes out to the family. The bible says to be absent from the body is to be in the presence of the Lord. May you hang on to the precious memories you have of her and know one day we will all meet again. May the Lord comfort and keep the family is my prayer.
  • by krazy on Jun 24, 2011 at 01:15 PM
    The ones bashing texting and driving are the same ones texting and driving. We have seatbelt laws but that doesnt make everyone wear one. We dont need more laws just common sense.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 24, 2011 at 03:26 PM in reply to krazy
      sorry mr. or ms. krazy don't own a cell phone, don't text while driving. Hate it that I have to share the road with people who do text and talk on cells.
  • by Mike Location: TLH on Jun 24, 2011 at 08:29 AM
    Speculating about the cause of this tragedy is sheer foolishness! If you have FACTS that have not been divulged, you are at liberty to share with us.
  • by NoleGirl Location: Tally on Jun 24, 2011 at 05:38 AM
    My heart goes out to everyone in the Wetherington family. From hearing about her from a family member she's seemed like a sweet angel. Youre in my thoughts and prayers
  • by Anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 at 06:17 PM
    I was wondering if the family was mourning or not. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
  • by A Mother on Jun 23, 2011 at 04:27 PM
    A cherished daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, friend, has lost her life. Her family is in the deepest grief imaginable. They need our prayers, and our compassion...NOT speculations, rumors, heresay. None of that will help them at this time. I speak from personal experience...because unfounded words can cut into grieving hearts much too deeply and are so unfair...to the victim, and to her family. Offer your love and support in this venue...not your assumptions.
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      by Sonny on Jun 23, 2011 at 06:48 PM in reply to A Mother
      I'm pretty sure her close, actual family is NOT sitting at home reading comments on this website. As I stated before and continue to state : this is a PUBLIC FORUM and NOT a tribute to their loved one. That's what funeral home's have a website for. If you don't like it, stop reading it. Then go to the funeral home's website and read all the beautiful things written in the guestbook.
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        by Anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 at 08:40 PM in reply to Sonny
        As you stated before this is a PUBLIC FORUM. If people wish to make a comment that tributes a loved one then they surely can. If you post negative words on a " PUBLIC FORUM," then don't be surprised when your post receives negative replies. If you dont like all the beautiful things written on this PUBLIC FORUM, perhaps you are the one that should not read it and go post elsewhere.
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          by Sonny on Jun 24, 2011 at 05:28 AM in reply to
          LOL. Good comeback! I'm in a state of shock! Impressive. I never said you couldn't post things about the person. But don't berate people for their comments saying they should keep thier comments to themselves out of respect for the family. It goes both ways.
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        by Jake on Jun 24, 2011 at 09:02 AM in reply to Sonny
        Thank you for clearing that up officer.
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          by Sonny on Jun 25, 2011 at 04:34 AM in reply to Jake
  • by Liz on Jun 23, 2011 at 01:09 PM
    I feel that this is place for condolences and comforting thoughts. Why dont people stop assuming she was to fault for her accident. I knew both her and her family well and It hurts to get on and see people assuming that it sounds like texting. No matter the cause a precious and loving girl is now gone. Be respectful and take your ranting and raving to the appropriate column in the newspaper.
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      by Sonny on Jun 23, 2011 at 06:42 PM in reply to Liz
      No, that's why the funeral homes have pages where you can leave your thoughts for the family. THIS is a website for people to discuss news. If you don't like the comments, stop reading them. Go to the funeral homes webpage and you can read all the beautiful things people have to say.
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        by Serisouly on Jun 23, 2011 at 07:19 PM in reply to Sonny
        Please just put a sock in it! Seriously! If this was your loved one I guarantee you wouldn’t feel this way!You selfish piece of scum!
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          by Sonny on Jun 24, 2011 at 05:29 AM in reply to Serisouly
          If it were my family member, I'd have more pressing things on my mind than reading the comments on here.
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          by Sonny on Jun 24, 2011 at 05:33 AM in reply to Serisouly
          Good one!
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        by Anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 at 08:40 PM in reply to Sonny
        Why dont you just go to a funeral home... and stay there.
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          by Sonny on Jun 24, 2011 at 05:33 AM in reply to
          How long did that one take?
  • by Jessica on Jun 23, 2011 at 11:45 AM
    Why are so many people assuming she was texting while driving? Did you read that in the story? In the end, it doesn't matter how she got in the wreck. She was so young and had her entire life ahead of her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:47 PM in reply to Jessica
      I agree that is not warranted to assume texting as cause. However, it is not impossible that there is something other than driver error at work in this epidemic of unexplained control-loss tragedies on rural roads -- so the how of it very much matters. Sorry...
  • by DAVID Location: TALLY on Jun 23, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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