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Car crashes into liquor store, driver not at fault

Car crashed into Moree's liquor store Monday afternoon. (Source: WALB) Car crashed into Moree's liquor store Monday afternoon. (Source: WALB)
Boarded up Moree's liquor store. (Source: WALB) Boarded up Moree's liquor store. (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County Police say Mark Jones turned in front of Quakin Riley, the cars collided, sending Riley's car crashing into Moree's store. (Source: WALB) Dougherty County Police say Mark Jones turned in front of Quakin Riley, the cars collided, sending Riley's car crashing into Moree's store. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

One Dougherty County liquor store is all boarded up, after a car crashed into it, Monday afternoon. 

WALB News 10's Catherine Patterson spoke with frequent customers of Moree's, located at the intersection of Moultrie Road and South County Line Road. 

Drivers told her they're not surprised a crash like this happened at this intersection.

Police said a car turned in front of another car and hit each other, right in front of Moree's. That collision sent one of the cars crashing into the liquor store. 

"It's just unreal," said customer Barbara Redmond. 

Redmond lives right around the corner from Moree's, and is no stranger to the South County Line Road and Moultrie Road intersection. 

"On Moultrie Road here, people sometimes they're doing like 75 miles an hour," she said. "They don't even slow down.  It's really dangerous."

So when she saw the aftermath of Monday's accident, she said it was sad, but not shocking. 

"No, it doesn't.  It doesn't surprise me at all," said Redmond. 

Dougherty County Police said Monday afternoon just before 3:00, Quakin Riley, 25, was driving south on Moultrie Road, when Mark Jones, 20, tried to turn into the Moree's parking lot in front of her.  

Riley hit Jones, and police said Riley's car then hit a parked Chevrolet in the parking lot, and then crashed into the liquor store.

Police said no one suffered major injuries in the crash.

Redmond thinks a traffic light would help make the intersection safer.   She and her husband said they've witnessed several accidents here.

And we almost witnessed another during our interview.

We looked at data from ten years ago up until April of this year, and according to the Georgia Electronic Accident Reporting System, there have been 26 crashes at this intersection.

Redmond said this incident is yet another reminder to drivers.

"I look two or three times, because peripheral vision and all, and I just want to be sure," she said. "I'm one of those careful drivers.  I look out for myself and other people as well."

Police said they cited Mark Jones for failure to yield. 

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