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Deputy struck in her cruiser on roadside, amid foggy conditions

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SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) - A Sumter County deputy was hit Wednesday morning on GA Highway 49 North, near mile marker 24. 

The deputy, 41 year old Stephanie Hollis. was pulling over to assist someone stopped on the shoulder of the highway, when a car came over the hill.

The driver, 26 year old Laquettia Williams of Americus, couldn't see the deputy due to the fog. 

Williams rear ended the deputy's cruiser. Both women were taken to the hospital, but didn't sustain any life threatening injuries. 

The Georgia State Patrol wants drivers to slow down and use their headlights in the foggy weather. They say the headlights are not only for you to see, but for others to see your car, too.

"A lot of vehicles are equipped with automatic lights that come on but because of the fog the sensors inside the vehicle may think it's bright enough for the lights not to come on, so you need to manually turn on your headlights and make sure they're on," said Sgt. Richard Peck of the Georgia State Patrol.

Fog is expected again tomorrow morning across parts of South Georgia


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