Woman Dies in Head-On Vehicle Crash in Walker County, Georgia
WALKER COUNTY, GA. – September 29, 2018 (wrcbtv.com) According to an online news report from wrcbtv.com, a woman died September 21 after crashing her car head-on into another vehicle on Ga. 193.*
The crash occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m. on September 21, according to Georgia State Patrol. Elizabeth Wampler (age and city not reported) was driving on Ga. 193 and crashed into another vehicle head-on between Ga. 2 and Happy Valley Road. Wampler was transported to a local hospital, where she died of her injuries.
The driver of the other vehicle has not been identified, and it is not clear whether he or she sustained any injuries in the collision. It is also not clear whether passengers were in either vehicle. Georgia State Patrol is investigating and has not yet released additional details. The cause of the crash is not known.
Walker County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Georgia and has an estimated population of 68,000. The county’s major roadways include U.S. Route 27, State Route 1, State Route 95, State Route 193, and State Route 341.
Approximately 1,200 to 1,300 vehicle accidents occur in Walker County each year, according to data collected by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2016, a total of 1,390 vehicle accidents took place in the county, leading to injuries to almost 400 people and the deaths of nine people.
On average, around one-third of the fatal vehicle accidents that occur in Walker County each year involve either speeding or alcohol consumption on the part of the one of the drivers.
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