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Woman airlifted after two-car wreck shuts down West Hwy. 34


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Jul. 20, 2017 - 6:35 AM

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Woman airlifted after two-car wreck shuts down West Hwy. 34

Clay Neely / The Newnan Times-Herald

A LifeFlight helicopter bound for Atlanta leaves the scene on West Hwy. 34 Tuesday afternoon. One person was airlifted to hospital after a two-vehicle crash on the highway just after 4:30 p.m.

A Hogansville woman was life-flighted to Atlanta after a two-car crash closed West Highway 34 at Mountain Creek for over two hours Tuesday.

The wreck occurred just after 4:30 p.m. when the 27-year-old driver of a Chevy Colorado traveling west veered into the eastbound lane and struck a Dodge 3500 pickup truck hauling a tractor, according to Sgt. Katie Thompson with The Georgia State Patrol. 

After striking the Dodge, the Chevy spun out of control and came to rest in the westbound lane. The driver of the Dodge told troopers he saw the woman veering into his lane and he attempted to avoid her, but there there was a limited area to pull off the road, which was traveling through a marshy area on both sides, Thompson said. 

After being struck, the Dodge and the trailer went down the embankment and the trailer overturned into the water. The two occupants of the Dodge were not seriously injured, according to Thompson.

The driver of the Chevy allegedly suffered from substantial injuries to her arm and head. She was life-flighted to Atlanta Medical Center in serious condition. She was the only occupant and was not wearing a seatbelt, Thompson said.

Troopers have not released the name of the driver the woman.

Drugs or alcohol are not suspected at this time, according to Thompson, but the accident remains under investigation.  

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Clay Neely: clay@newnan.com, @clayneely