Woman Tragically Killed in Vehicle Collision on U.S. 29 in Newnan, Georgia
NEWNAN, GA. – According to a news report posted online at times-herald.com, a woman was tragically killed in a vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 29 in Newnan, Georgia. The victim has been identified by officials, and authorities suspect that weather might have played a role.*
The collision happened in the morning near the Waffle House restaurant off of U.S. 29. Georgia State Patrol and the Newnan Times-Herald report that at about 5:30 a.m., a pedestrian was trying to walk across the highway. Troopers say that the pedestrian was walking toward either the Waffle House or a Greenway Amoco gas station, when a Chevrolet Avalanche traveling south on U.S. 29 ran into her.
It appears that the Chevy was traveling behind another vehicle that swerved to avoid hitting the pedestrian. The Chevy driver said he could not swerve in time.
Troopers said that a heavy fog was in the area at the time, and it was still dark outside. The fog and poor visibility might have contributed to the collision, authorities said. They did not believe that alcohol, drugs, or speeding played roles in the accident. The cause of the accident is ultimately still under investigation, however.
The Newnan Times-Herald reports that the pedestrian tragically died at the scene of the collision. She was identified as a 61-year-old woman from Newnan. The report says she was married and lived in a nearby motel.
The driver of the Chevy was not identified in the news report, and it is not clear if he was injured. The report did not say if any passengers were in the Chevy when the accident took place.
Georgia State Patrol is still investigating the collision, but at the time of the news report’s posting online, Troopers did not anticipate that charges would be filed against the driver of the Chevy.
Accident News is a driver safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes. To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.
* This blog is intended to provide the public with news concerning serious automobile accidents and related stories. Although we are receiving this information from news organizations, initial reports may be different from conclusions reached by law enforcement personnel and other organizations, upon further investigation. Therefore, the accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. The information published here is based on information that has already been reported by a news organization, or other sources, and we cannot and do not assume responsibility for its accuracy. The source that we utilized at the time is provided above. If this posting pertains to you or your family and you do not wish for it to be on our website, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to remove it, but when doing so, please include a link to the the article that you wish to be taken down.