I-20 crash kills Ga. woman

A suburban Atlanta woman is dead after a two-car collision around 11:20 a.m. on Interstate 20 in South Carolina.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said Andrea E. Powell, 43, of Conyers, Ga., was traveling west near the Exit 1 overpass when she struck the rear of a tractor trailer with her 2006 Nissan Pathfinder.

Carlton said the truck driver, 58-year-old Herbert Miller of Asheville, had come to a complete stop due to road construction when the incident occurred. He was not injured.

Powell was on her way home from Fort Bragg, N.C., Carlton said. She died at the scene, of multiple body trauma. She had been wearing a seatbelt.

The crash is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office. Speed is believed to be a contributing factor.

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

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