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Fatal Accident on Old River Road

New at 11, a deadly accident takes the life of one woman.

It happened just before 6:30 this evening at the intersection of John Carter Road and old River Road in Chatham County.

Police say the woman was traveling at a high rate of speed down Old River Road-- but when the road curved-- she lost control, flipping her truck into a nearby ditch. At this time, police are not releasing her name, but did say she is in her late 30's to early 40's-- and speed is definitely a factor in the crash.

"A lot of people came out to try to help the occupant of the truck and found out there really wasn't anything they could do," says SCMPD Spokesman Julian Miller. "Southside Fire was here and they were trying their best to do what they could. At that point, there was nothing they could do, and now we are in the process of just documenting everything."

Residents, like Anne Horn, say this is not an uncommon scene at this intersection. For the last two years, the Georgia Department of Transportation has had plans to straighten out this part of the road-- making it less treacherous to drivers-- but neighbors say it should have started a long time ago.

"People come through here form out of town, they don't know the curve very well, and of course it's not lit up very well. They come out here, they lose control, as you can tell there is a big embankment right here, there is another one on the other side, it's just... it's really bad out here."

The Georgia DOT project for this area is expected to start in March. The accident is still under investigation.

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