City woman dies in crash; man jailed Suspect accused of aggravated DUI

Published 11:59 am Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Vicksburg nurse killed in a wreck Monday was remembered as loving and professional this morning as the man accused of felony aggravated DUI in the crash was headed to court.

Andrea Michelle “Shelly” Guider, 34, 105 Grey Oaks Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene, Halls Ferry and North Frontage roads, by Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey. She died of severe chest and abdominal injuries, Huskey said after the wreck reported at 10:49 a.m.

Julius Hebron, 62, 104 Hillside Circle, was being held without bond in the Issaquena County Jail today, police Chief Walter Armstrong said. He was scheduled for an initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court at 11 today.

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Guider was a nurse in the intensive care unit at River Region Medical Center and loved her job, relatives said.

Gaddis Guider said his sister-in-law “loved being able to help people and she took her work very seriously. She was very professional.”

His brother, George, and Shelly Guider had been married for seven years, Gaddis Guider said, adding that she loved her stepsons, Kyle Guider, 11, and Peyton Guider, 15, “like they were her own children.”

“She was a very good girl, and she was an excellent wife to my brother. They were best friends.”

On her off days, he said, Shelly Guider loved shopping with her mother-in-law, Becky Guider. “They would just take off and go,” he said.

“I have seven sisters and they loved her like they were their own,” her father-in-law, Warren Guider, said this morning.

Shelly Guider had been out running errands Monday morning, Gaddis Guider said.

River Region chief nursing officer Linda Wymbs said Guider “exemplified what it meant to be a nurse with a caring and loving spirit. We’re deeply saddened by the tragic losses of one of our beloved nurses. Shelly will be deeply missed by all of us here at River Region.”

Investigators believe her Toyota Camry was broadsided and knocked into anther car by Hebron’s pickup as he was northbound at the busy intersection.

Vicksburg police Cpl. Eric Paymon said Guider and Ann Elliot, 49, no address available, were westbound on North Frontage and were beside each other at the intersection. He said Guider was in a turning lane and had entered the intersection to turn left onto Halls Ferry when Hebron came through the intersection and hit her car on the driver’s side, knocking her into a Honda Accord driven by Ann Elliot, 49, no address available.

The impact spun Guider’s car, and Hebron’s truck flipped, landing upside down in the northbound lanes of Halls Ferry.

The charge Hebron faces, felony aggravated DUI, carries a possible 25-year prison sentence, while a vehicular manslaughter conviction would carry a 20-year sentence, Lt. Sandra Williams said.

The wreck closed the intersection for about two hours.

Hebron and Elliot were taken to River Region Medical Center, where they were treated and released, hospital spokesman Allen Karel said.

Guider graduated from Vicksburg High School with honors in 1995. She had a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Mississippi State University and her RN degree in 2007 from Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorehead.

In addition to her husband and stepsons, survivors include her father, Tom Chapman and his wife, Tina; and two sisters, Courtney Chapman and Kristen Gough; and a niece and a nephew.

Riles Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.