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Georgia State Patrol Investigate Deadly Coweta County Crash

October 11, 2018

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — Troopers from the Georgia State Patrol responded to a deadly crash in Coweta County around 10:25 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018,according to State Patrol officers said that only one vehicle was involved and the 71-year-old driver, died in the crash. A passenger in the car also suffered injuries but is expected to survive. The responding State Patrol officers continue to pursue the cause of the accident.*

Georgia State Patrol officers reported that Tanya Tamar Strickely, 71, a resident of Union City in south Fulton County, died when the car she was operating went off of the road and crashed. The reporting officers said that Ms. Strickley drove off of Tommy Lee Cook Road in Coweta County. The initial information obtained at the scene suggested that Ms. Strickley’s car was headed east and left the road while taking a curve. Officers said that the driver was able to bring her car back onto the road but then went off of the north side of the road while still driving east. The car hit a tree after descending a steep embankment. The left side of the vehicle hit thetree. 

Police say that medics pronounced Ms. Strickley dead at the scene.   One passenger suffered injuries in the crash. Fortunately, all the passengers in the car were wearing their seatbelts. Ms.Strickley was wearing hers as well. Police said that there was no indication that alcohol or drugs played any part in this crash. 

The responding Georgia State Patrol officers will investigate why the car went off of the right side of the road in the first instance.Going off of the road could have been due to excessive speed going around the curve or driving while distracted. It appears as though Ms. Strickley over-corrected when she returned to the road, thereby sending the car off the opposite side. 

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