[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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