Wreck kills Augusta woman, 43

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 6:16 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 12:17 AM
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A single-vehicle accident in the 2300 block of Ruby Drive claimed the life of an Augusta woman Tuesday.

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About 4 p.m., Melanie Wallace, 43, of Maryland Avenue, lost control of her Mazda 626, which ran off the road and hit a telephone pole, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Wallace was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where she died of her injuries about 45 minutes later, Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said.

The sheriff’s office’s Serious Traffic Accident Response team was called in to investigate the accident.

Boose said an autopsy will be performed in Newberry, S.C., Wednesday.

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my.voice
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my.voice 08/27/13 - 09:48 pm
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Why would they ship this off

Why would they ship this off to newberry?

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 08/27/13 - 10:19 pm
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A woman resides in Georgia,

A woman resides in Georgia, dies in Georgia and her body is shipped off to South Carolina for an autopsy? What's up with that? It the outsourcing of autopsies a budgetary move?

Travis Highfield
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Travis Highfield 08/27/13 - 10:34 pm
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Seeking answers...

This is purely speculation, but Atlanta and Augusta could have been full. According to our archives, bodies have been transported to Newberry, S.C., from Richmond County before, though reports never elaborate beyond that.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/27/13 - 10:33 pm
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Looks like we can contract

Looks like we can contract out everything but the damned golf course.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/28/13 - 07:05 am
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Speed is a huge problem in the 2300 block of Ruby

Condolences to her family on their terrible loss.

There is a curve in that long block that people misread all.the.time. This is far from the first fatality there, and I doubt it will be the last.

The number of non-fatal accidents in that same spot give that telephone pole about a two-year lifespan, sometimes less.

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rmwhitley 08/28/13 - 10:12 am
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God bless
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Ms. Wallace's soul.

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