Georgia Woman Killed in Vehicle Crash in Lauderdale County, Alabama
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL. – According to a news article published online at whnt.com, a woman from Georgia was killed in a vehicle crash in Lauderdale County, Alabama. It appears from reports that the accident involved only one vehicle, which crashed into a tree near Alabama Highway 20.*
The crash happened sometime on February 20. A vehicle was traveling north on Natchez Trace Parkway in Lauderdale County and somehow traveled into the right shoulder of the road. The vehicle then crossed both lanes of travel on the roadway and ended up crashing into a tree.
The make and model of the vehicle was not reported. Authorities who spoke to reporters from WHNT News 19 did not yet know the cause of the accident, but they said it was a single-vehicle wreck. The report from WHNT News 19 said the driver of the vehicle, a woman from LaFayette, Georgia, died at the scene of the accident.
Officials reported to WHNT 19 News that seven fatal vehicle accidents occurred on Natchez Trace Parkway in 2018, and this was the first deadly vehicle crash on the road so far in 2019. Chief Ranger Sarah Davis told reporters that it was concerning to already have one death on the Parkway this year. Davis went on to say that drivers on the road needed to use their full attention.
“The Parkway is unforgiving, and it is vital that drivers pay attention and go the speed limit,” Davis said. “It only takes one glance away from the roadway to end up off the pavement and into a tree. And from my experience, the tree always wins.”
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