Originally created 03/03/05

Driver dies after pickups collide



An elderly woman was killed when her pickup slammed into another truck on Peach Orchard Road around noon today , according to officials.

Richmond County Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said the woman was driving south when she crossed into the northbound lane. Her truck crashed into an oncoming Ford F-150 near the Burke County line.

Mr. Bowen said the woman was thrown 40 or 50 feet from her vehicle and died of massive trauma at the scene.

Her identity is not being released until the family is notified. The driver of the Ford was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, the deputy coroner said.

Reach Dena Levitz at (706) 823-3339 or dena.levitz@augustachronicle.com.