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Colquitt county officials urge GA drivers to be more cautious

Colquitt county has seen several serious crashes in the last week. Colquitt county has seen several serious crashes in the last week.
There has been a total of 841 road fatalities in the state of Georgia in 2015. There has been a total of 841 road fatalities in the state of Georgia in 2015.
One woman was killed on Georgia Highway 133. One woman was killed on Georgia Highway 133.
Lieutenant Randy Stephens Lieutenant Randy Stephens
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Colquitt county has seen several serious crashes in the last week, with one ending in a fatality.

Ellis Davis' car flipped over late yesterday afternoon on Highway 256.  Sheriff's officials are urging everyone to look out for themselves as well others while on the road. 

Last weekend, one woman was killed on Georgia Highway 133. She was thrown from her vehicle after it was struck by a suspected drunk driver.

Colquitt County Lieutenant Randy Stephens wants drivers to be cautious on the roads. 

"You've heard it from the time you got your drivers license, don't drink and drive don't speed, you know watch for your fellow drivers," said Lt. Stephens. 

Lt. Stephens said the best thing is to stay alert and try not to be distracted.

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, there has been a startling number of traffic fatalities from 2014 to 2015.

In 2014, nearly 135 fatalities occurred in the state. There had been at least 79 in 2015.

Officials said they saw a ten percent increase in road fatalities since last year.

So far, there has been a total of 841 road fatalities in the state of Georgia.

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