Piedmont Rescue Squad Chief Phillip Winkles said Nathan Miller and Kristen Newman were the two occupants of a Chevy Blazer that collided with a John Deere tractor at the intersection of Pelham Road and Greenleaf Street around noon Friday. As of 1 p.m. Monday, Miller was in critical condition and Newman in serious condition, according to Megan Davis at UAB Hospital. Miller and Newman were airlifted and transported to the hospital’s transportation center from the scene of the Friday wreck.
Speaking to The Star on Friday, Jacksonville Police Assistant Chief Bill Wineman said after the crash, Newman told police she experienced chest pains and Miller was driving her to the hospital at the time of the accident.
The driver of the tractor, William Chapman, was transported to Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. A family member, who wished not to be named, said Chapman is still in the hospital due to other complica-tions.