BOSTON, GA (WALB) - A woman died in a single-vehicle accident Monday morning in Boston.
According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Corporal Kenneth Jones, the fatal car accident happened along Grooverville Road.
Jones said evidence suggests the driver fell asleep at the wheel and when she noticed she was driving off the side of the road, she over-corrected.
Jones said that over-correcting plays a crucial role in why many accidents can be so violent.
"Just take your feet off the gas, don't hit the brakes, just kind of ease back onto the roadway," explained Jones. "Don't snatch, snatching will make you over-correct. It will make the car start fishtailing and possibly get sideways and go off the side of the road."
Jones said it's as dangerous to drive tired as it is to drive intoxicated.
"A DUI driver has a tendency to slam on the brakes erratically, swerve back and forth from lane to lane and it's the same way when you're tired," said Jones.
Whenever you are about to drive, do not underestimate the importance of having plenty of rest before you get behind the wheel.