Victim identified in weekend I-20 wreck

Sunday, March 3, 2013 10:41 AM
Last updated 4:00 PM
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A Martinez woman who was killed early Saturday in a crash on Interstate 20 near Grovetown has been identified.

Alaina Kensinger, 28, died at Georgia Regents Medical Cen­ter at 9:11 a.m., said Columbia Coun­ty Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison.

Kensinger was riding in a 2008 Nissan Sentra driven by Christopher Sanmiguel, 27, of Evans, said Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

Sanmiguel was driving east on I-20 near a weigh station at about 4:30 a.m. when he is believed to have fallen asleep, Morris said. The vehicle drifted off the right side of the road, turned sideways and struck a guard rail before hitting a metal sign pole, Morris said.

Sanmiguel was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, Garrison said.

Witnesses said Sanmiguel’s vehicle was traveling at high speed before the crash, Garrison said, and both he and Kensinger were wearing seat belts.

Kensinger’s body was taken to the GBI Crime Lab in Augusta for an autopsy, Garrison said. Blood-alcohol test results for Sanmiguel are pending, Morris said.

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apmain 03/03/13 - 11:58 am
My thoughts and prayers are

My thoughts and prayers are with Alaina's family and friends, and with Chris, who's like a brother to me. Such a devastating occurrence.

justputtin 03/03/13 - 12:33 pm
Very sad

Thoughts and prayers for the family.

rmwhitley 03/03/13 - 03:22 pm
God bless

Ms. Kensinger's soul.

treetopyoung 03/04/13 - 10:35 am
So sad

I use to work with Alaina at Knology and she was such a nice person. I will pray for her family and her son as I know these times will be hard. God Bless her family. May God put his hands on them all. Especially her son!!!!

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