Single-Vehicle Wreck on Old Leesburg Road in Lee County, Georgia, Tragically Kills Mother, Injures Child
LEE COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported by walb.com, a single-vehicle wreck that occurred on Old Leesburg Road in Lee County, Georgia, resulted in the tragic death of a woman and injuries to her son. Georgia State Patrol is still investigating the accident to determine its cause.*
The accident happened in the morning at an unknown location on Old Leesburg Road. No cross street near the site of the crash was provided. Georgia State Patrol and WALB report that a 2000 Jeep Cherokee was traveling south on the roadway and somehow left its lane of travel and entered the shoulder.
Troopers say the driver of the Jeep then overcorrected, drove back onto and across Old Leesburg Road, then left the other side of the roadway. The Jeep thereafter hit a tree. It is not clear at this time what caused the driver to veer from the roadway, but Troopers and WALB reported that distracted driving was potentially a factor in the incident.
WALB reports that the driver of the Jeep tragically died at the scene of the accident. Officials identified her as a 32-year-old woman.
The news report says that the woman’s 9-year-old son and 4-month-old son were riding in the vehicle at the time. WALB states the 9-year-old child was injured in the wreck and airlifted to an Atlanta, Georgia, hospital for treatment. He is reportedly in stable condition. WALB further reports that the 4-month-old child was not visibly injured but was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Georgia State Patrol is still investigating.
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