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Victim identified in fatal car crash on Tommy Lee Cook Road


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Oct. 06, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Victim identified in fatal car crash on Tommy Lee Cook Road

The Newnan Times-Herald

Authorities have identified the Union City woman who died Friday in a single-car accident on Tommy Lee Cook Road.

Tanya Strickley, 71, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Trooper Ross Buchan with the Georgia State Patrol.

The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of Tommy Lee Cook Road when Strickley was traveling east in a Honda Accord, came off the right side of the road and overcorrected, sending her back across the road where she lost control of the car, went sideways and struck a tree on the driver’s side of the car, Buchan said.

Although both occupants were wearing seatbelts and airbags were deployed, Strickley was killed instantly, Buchan said. The 14-year-old passenger was taken to Piedmont Newnan Hospital for evaluation, but escaped the wreck with only a few cuts and bruises, authorities said.

Speed or alcohol are not believed to have played a role in the accident, according to Buchan. Traffic was shut down for a little over two hours during the investigation.