CORDELE, GA (WALB) – A Crisp County woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in a rollover crash on Georgia 300 a few miles outside Cordele.
Troopers say the 24-year-old Amanda Keen was ejected and was not wearing her seatbelt.
Tragically, it's the third such fatality on a south Georgia road recently.
The crash happened around 2 o'clock. According to state troopers, Keen's Oldsmobile left the road and crossed into the opposite lane before overturning in a ditch.
"She was traveling north on 300 in the left lane. She entered the median and traveled several hundred feet. She came back onto the roadway, overcorrected, and overturned for approximately 200 feet," said Senior Trooper Brian Jobe with the Georgia State Patrol.
A DOT crew was working nearby but didn't see the car lose control. A Crisp County deputy first on the scene found Keen lying on the ground.
"When the deputies arrived, they performed CPR until EMS showed up," Jobe said.
Troopers say Keen was unconscious and critical. She was airlifted from the scene to a Macon Medical Center for treatment, but later died.
This crash comes on the heels of a deadly wreck Sunday afternoon in Lee County in which a 17-year-old expectant mother was ejected from a Ford Mustang - and just a few miles up the road from a crash on GA 300 near Oakfield on April 20th in which 3 people were ejected from a car. One of them was killed.
None of the victims was wearing a seatbelt. Buckling up is a point that troopers want to get across.
"We've tried to beat it down people's throats with click or tickets, strap and snaps, and various seatbelt blitzes, some don't learn and they have to learn the hard way. But it's an important lesson we want people to know. You need to wear your seatbelt at all times," Jobe said.
No other cars were involved in the crash and it's unclear as to what caused Keen to leave the road.