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Cobb County, GA, Head-On Crash Kills Two Women

January 16, 2019

COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to a news report online at, a head-on vehicle crash killed two women in Cobb County, Georgia. Authorities do not anticipate charges will be filed in connection with the crash, which also injured two other people.* 

The accident occurred on the East West Connector in Cobb County. At approximately 9:45 p.m., 66-year-old Carol Godard, of Smyrna, Georgia, was driving a Saturn SL2 on the East West Connector and somehow lost control of the vehicle. It is not clear what direction she was traveling, but she reportedly crossed over the centerline of the roadway in the area of the Concord Road overpass. 

Upon crossing over the center median, Godard’s Saturn collided head-on with a Nissan Altima that was traveling in the opposite direction. After hitting the Nissan, the Saturn also then collided with a Honda Civic. The cause of Godard’s loss of control is still not known at this time. 

Godard and a passenger in her vehicle, 79-year-old Margaret Elson, of Smyrna, both sadly died at the scene of the crash. The drivers of the Nissan and the Honda sustained minor injuries, and ambulance crews transported them to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. One of these drivers is reportedly 37 years old, and the other is 18 years old. No other information was reported about these drivers. 

A spokesperson for the Cobb County Police Department said charges in connection with the crash were not expected, as it appeared Godard was to blame for the wreck. The cause of the accident is still being investigated, and no additional information has yet been released. 

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