LaGrange woman killed in crash in Columbus

Published 11:55 am Thursday, August 3, 2017

A LaGrange resident died Wednesday night in a five vehicle crash in Columbus, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.

Jennifer Sisk, 42, was killed as a result of the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Talbotton Road and Veterans Parkway in Columbus at 7:16 p.m., according to the accident report. Sisk was taken to Midtown Medical Center, where she died from her injuries. No one else was seriously injured.

Courdia Bellamy, 28, allegedly ran a red light in his 1995 Toyota Camry and struck Sisk’s 2016 Kia Optima in the left center of the vehicle, according to the accident report from the Columbus Police Department.

Bellamy’s vehicle then struck the front bumper of a 2015 Kia Forte. Sisk’s vehicle was knocked into the left side of a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. The headlight assembly of Sisk’s car separated from the vehicle and struck the left side front fender of a fifth vehicle, a 2017 Toyota RAV4, according to the accident report.

According to the CPD arrest report, Bellamy fled the scene of the crash on foot but was found near the scene and transported to Midtown Medical Center. He was arrested and charged with willful killing (other weapon murder), vehicular homicide, drug related objects, driving in improper lane, driving while license suspended or revoked, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, leaving scene of accident hit/run death, four counts of red light violation and duty to report.  He also had an outstanding warrant with the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office, according to the arrest report.

Sisk had worked as perioperative nurse for the Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center surgical team since 2016, according to the director of marketing and public relations Jan Nichols.

Wellstar Center president Jerry Fulks said Sisk will be missed.

“Jenny Sisk was a cherished member of our medical community. She not only was a much-loved and valuable member of our surgical team, she also was the wife of one of our highly respected physicians, Dr. Chad Sisk. We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of one of our own, and our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Sisk, their family and friends, as well as the Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center Operating Room team members who worked most closely with her every day,” Fulks said.

LaGrange Daily News editor Daniel Evans contributed to this report.