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01/21/03

Fatal Accident Update

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Lillian Tattnall is still getting used to the fact that her friend Ola Brown is gone.

"She was a happy-go-lucky person, beautiful smile, just filled with sunshine, just the type of person that anybody could get along with," said Tattnall of her friend. "All I heard when I got a call this morning was that she was in a wreck and she got killed, that's all."

Brown was on her way home after spending a day with friends at the Martin Luther King festivities downtown. She was crossing the bridge on Mills Bee Lane Road when her car hit a truck head-on.

"We don't know exactly how it happened, but we got one fatality, the other person is going to the hospital," Lt. Hebert Hall of Savannah PD told us.

Brown died at the scene. The other person driving the pickup truck was city Alderman and former Savannah police officer David Jones. He was taken to Candler hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. His family tells WTOC he is still in shock from Monday night's accident.

In the meantime, police continue to investigate how the accident happened, and friends and family of Brown continue to mourn. They say it could take several days to a week before their investigation is complete.

"I'm going to miss her a whole lot, right now I still hear her voice in my head saying, 'Hey friend,'" Tattnall said.

Brown was also the mother of three boys, two who lived her in Savannah, one who's going to college in Atlanta. she worked at the East Bay Inn.

Reported by: Elizabeth Garcia, egarcia@wtoc.com

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