Originally created 03/03/05

Woman killed in morning collision



A mid-morning wreck killed a Garden City, Ga. woman Thursday when a man driving southbound crossed into the northbound lane of Peach Orchard Road and struck her vehicle.

Anna Gills, 59, was thrown at least 30 feet from her Ford F-350 truck and died from massive blunt force trauma, said Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen.

The wreck occurred in the 5000 block of Peach Orchard Road near the Burke County line at about 11 a.m., Mr. Bowen said.

Mr. Bowen said Richmond County sheriff's deputies charged the man driving the Ford F-150 truck that struck Ms. Gills' vehicle with second degree vehicular homicide.

He did not identify the man.