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A Retired Athens Journalist Killed in a Forklift Accident

November 01, 2021

GEORGIA - A news article published on reports that a retired Athens journalist was tragically killed in a forklift accident.  The report states that she was struck by a forklift that was moving a trash bin close to her home.*

The fatal accident happened at the Presbyterian Village Complex in Oconee County, Georgia. 

The victim's death was confirmed by Oconee County Coroner.  The victim, an 86-year-old woman, was taken to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, and she was sent to the intensive care unit.

According to the report, the forklift driver stated that he did not see the victim.  According to an Oconee County sheriff's report, security camera footage showed that the forklift operator may not have seen the victim after she parked her vehicle and then started walking across the parking lot.  The fatal accident is currently under investigation. 

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