2019-04-10 / News

Waynesboro woman killed in morning crash


A Waynesboro woman’s death marks the second fatality on Burke roadways in less than a week.

Authorities responded to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Four Points Road and Old Waynesboro Road around 7 a.m. Friday morning. According to reports, the driver of the vehicle, Alicia Smith, 33, was pronounced dead upon arrival.

While the Georgia State Patrol is investigating, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office said that speed and failure to maintain lane were contributing factors in the cause of the crash.

Last Sunday, an employee of Plant Vogtle was also killed in a single vehicle accident in which speeding and failure to maintain lane were to blame.

BCSO Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard urged drivers to obey the law and slow down. “Speed is the number one cause of crashes with injuries and fatalities in our county,” he said. “If you get pulled over for speeding, don’t ask for a warning because we have warned everyone repeatedly.”

The crash on Friday morning marks the fourth in Burke County that has resulted in death in 2019.

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