One remains critical after wreck

Published 12:01 pm Monday, September 20, 2010

A Warren County man injured in a wreck early Saturday remained in critical condition this morning, said University Medical Center spokesman Peggy Wagner.

Alvin Dewayne Tilley, 21, 13950 U.S. 61 South, lost control of the 2009 Toyota Corolla he was driving south on Tucker Road, said Sheriff Martin Pace. The car overturned and Tilley was thrown from the vehicle, the sheriff said.

Deputies and emergency medical workers responding at 2:35 a.m. found Tilley lying in the roadway. He was taken to River Region Medical Center and later airlifted to UMC, Pace said.

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Pace said Tilley’s four passengers were also injured: Ashley Baker, 18, 968 Redwood Road; Harley Vickers, 17, Greyline Drive; Ely Wallace, 20, 503 St. Benard St., Delta, La.; and Corey Wilson, 18, 915 Locust St.

They were taken to River Region, Pace said. Baker and Wallace were treated and released, hospital spokesman Diane Gawronski said. The hospital had no record of Vickers or Wilson being treated, Gawronski said.

Pace said Tilley got distracted while driving, veered off the road and overcompensated. Tilley was not wearing a seatbelt, the sheriff said, and it was not clear whether the passengers were restrained.