A woman remains in critical condition after an early morning wreck (Wednesday, Feb. 17) on U.S. Highway 27 in LaFayette.

Walker County 911 dispatched emergency responders to the scene at 6:56 a.m.

According to Georgia State Patrol Post 41, Helen Janice Rollins, 50, of Summerville, was driving north in a Kia Optima and was attempting to make a left turn onto Shattuck Industrial Boulevard when she “T-boned” a Chevrolet 3500 van with five men inside.

Rollins’ vehicle spun 480 degree and careened into a ditch.

She was transported by helicopter to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

As of 12:30 p.m., she was undergoing surgery and in critical condition.

The five men in the van received minor injuries, with one suffering a broken hand.

Georgia State Patrol Post 41 investigated the scene. According to police, Rollins failed to yield, thus causing the wreck.

Walker County Sheriff's Department, Walker County Emergency Services, and Puckett EMS responded to the scene as well.

Josh O'Bryant is a reporter for the Walker County Messenger in LaFayette, Ga.

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