Wreck kills woman near Appling

Monday, April 13, 2009 5:12 PM
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A Lincolnton, Ga., woman died this afternoon in a single-vehicle wreck in Appling.

Ida Ware Scott, 23, died when her car hit a tree on Ray Owens Road near Appling, Columbia County Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison said.

Ms. Scott was traveling north on Ray Owens Road just after 3 p.m. when she passed a vehicle in front of her and was driving at excessive speed, Mrs. Garrison said.

When her Nissan Maxima went off the road, Ms. Scott overcorrected, and the car veered across oncoming lanes and off the opposite side of the road, where it struck a tree, Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said.

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asustudent8824
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asustudent8824 04/13/09 - 06:28 pm
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Another life lost for a

Another life lost for a stupid reason. Sad at such a young age.

scoobynews
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scoobynews 04/13/09 - 06:34 pm
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She was a beautiful person

She was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed by all who worked with her!

AnonymousTeacher
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AnonymousTeacher 04/13/09 - 07:00 pm
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She will be missed by those

She will be missed by those who knew and loved her in Lincolnton as well. Just this week, her engagement announcement was in the local newspaper. . . it breaks my heart that within the next week or two, her obituary will be there.

greenbrandy
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greenbrandy 04/13/09 - 07:35 pm
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some people should keep there

some people should keep there rude and disrespectful comments to themselves. EVERYONE at some point has passed a car, and to do that usually you have to speed. so be respectful of the friends and family of Ida who read this. She was a sweet and caring young woman and a great teacher. She will be missed.

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GaMedic 04/13/09 - 07:35 pm
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Precious young lady from a

Precious young lady from a wonderful family. The world and its special needs children have lost a talented, caring educator. Lincoln County has lost a bright, shining "export." Her family is in our prayers.

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PHATHICK29 04/13/09 - 07:43 pm
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Life is WAY too short! She

Life is WAY too short! She was a wonderful teacher and friend. Her beauty was both inside and outside. She will be missed by all who knew her and worked with her!

AnonymousTeacher
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AnonymousTeacher 04/13/09 - 07:56 pm
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You're absolutely right,

You're absolutely right, greenbrandy. . . or we've done something else behind the wheel of a car that could have caused an accident but didn't for whatever reason. There's much to be said for remembering sometimes that "there but for the grace of God go I."

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 04/13/09 - 08:14 pm
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I agree with all of the

I agree with all of the comments including the first one.. My prayers are with the family and friends..

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Dan White 04/13/09 - 08:30 pm
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I live near Ray Owens Rd. It

I live near Ray Owens Rd. It is tree lined with narrow shoulders. 45 mph should be posted and enforced on this road. I try and stay at 50 mph or less. People tail gate me and pass on double yellow lines. There is really no straight away on this curvy road to allow for passing. I am terribly saddened for this good young woman and her family. I inspected the wreck scene and her car went airborne and hit the large pine tree about 5 feet off the ground. The road was slick from the rain and it was misting rain at the time of the accident. I am sickened by this terrible tragedy. Columbia County needs to step in and lower the speed limit and enforce it. It's like putting up a traffic light at an intersection after people are killed. But, maybe something good can come out of this. About 6 months or so ago, a motor cyclist was flying along on this road near the Phinizy crossroads on Ray Owens, lost control, and he too died. How many deaths and serious accidents before something is done???

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meme02 04/13/09 - 09:16 pm
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Yes I agree that road is so

Yes I agree that road is so dangerous ! My prayers go out to my family and the family & friends of Ida's,this is such a horrorible tragedy to such a sweet girl. It goes to show you that we never know when the lord calls our name he will take us any means possible.

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cinch123 04/13/09 - 09:26 pm
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Ida was an excellend teacher!

Ida was an excellend teacher! She worked hard everyday with both regular education as well as special education students. You could really tell that teaching was her passion. Hearing the news was heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and fiance. We will miss her at Grovetown Middle.

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asustudent75 04/13/09 - 09:32 pm
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So sad. My prayers are with

So sad. My prayers are with her family and friends.

mitzpoo@nu-z.net
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mitzpoo@nu-z.net 04/13/09 - 09:46 pm
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I too travel this curvy and

I too travel this curvy and winding road many times.It scares me now that every time I use this road,Ida will be in my mine,she's a young and beautiful girl.My prayers are with her family,which I too live in Lincolnton,and knew the family.

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paladin5 04/14/09 - 12:42 am
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Ray Owens is "Unforgiving"

Ray Owens is "Unforgiving" Road. I spend a lot of night hours in this area. The history of accidents are usually related to excessive speed, passing on curves and over yellow lanes, following too close and collisions with the numerous deer that emerge from a tree-lined road. I try to drive at 45 MPH unless otherwise needed to be able to react to deer. Inclement weather compounds the risk on this road and other small rural roads many of which are still dirt or gravel.William Few Parkway is posted at 45 MPH, and Ray Owens is posted at 55 MPH although it much more riskier than William Few.

Ray Owens is a road that requires Respect and Caution as does the Harlem-Grovetown Highway which is listed as one of the most deadliest small roads in the US

My Prayers and Thoughts for her family and fiancee. I pray this accident will be heeded by other drivers who travel this road and I want have the sad experience of having to deal with a tragedy that may have been avoided by driving caution and common sense.

Drive Safely and Like Your Life Depended on It.

Nammy3
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Nammy3 04/14/09 - 01:51 am
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I'm so sorry for your loss.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

AreUSerious
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AreUSerious 04/14/09 - 06:22 am
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I guess you felt the need to

I guess you felt the need to rush to your death..was it worth passing the car now? you can't answer it because your dead now.

getagrip
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getagrip 04/14/09 - 06:38 am
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It is so sad to lose someone

It is so sad to lose someone so bright and young and tragic for the family and her fiance'. AreUSerious is a jerk and I apologize that some of these bloggers are the same. Grovetown Middle will miss her.

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AreUSerious 04/14/09 - 08:02 am
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getagrip why am i the jerk?

getagrip why am i the jerk? don't apologize for me she saw it raining and acted like a fool now she's gone due to her stupid actions...ppl get stupid seem like when it rains they get faster.

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wewillmissyou 04/14/09 - 09:26 am
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AreUSerious we're all guilty

AreUSerious we're all guilty of making bad decisions at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, this decision had a tragic ending.
Your posts are highly inappropriate and not needed on this sad morning. A wonderful and beautiful person lost her life. You need to take into consideration that her loved ones might read your comments. Do they really need to be slapped in the face by your tactless opinion and rude posts at this unfortunate and sad time?

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SmallTown30817 04/14/09 - 09:36 am
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AreUSerious -- You need to

AreUSerious -- You need to remember that this girl was a daughter, sister, aunt, wife-to-be, teacher and friend to many. Regardless of how you may feel about her actions she was loved by many! You really should take other people's feelings into consideration instead of just being a self-centered jerk! Ida will be greatly missed and my heart goes out to her parents, sister, nieces and fiance!!

AreUSerious
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AreUSerious 04/14/09 - 09:59 am
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SmallTown30817 consider this

SmallTown30817 consider this she could've killed other ppl in her actions now let her family read that.

youbetcha
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youbetcha 04/14/09 - 10:45 am
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AreUSerious I will pray for

AreUSerious I will pray for your cold heart

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Dan White 04/14/09 - 11:40 am
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Very fortunate that no car

Very fortunate that no car was coming from the other direction or would have been several more killed. paladin5 - you are absolutely right about the insane and inane 55mph speed limit on Ray Owens Rd. I like you drive slower. It is the Lincolnton - Appling expressway and needs to be stopped by the County with a lower posted speed limit and enforcement before some other person dies.

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scoobynews 04/14/09 - 12:35 pm
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AreUSerious is just an

AreUSerious is just an attention hound with no life. Obviously you are a pitful soul with no remorse or love in your heart. I think your comments are for shock value as well as just part of your heartless nature. As stated by other people her family and friends are reading these post probably looking for comfort in a time of such great loss. NO ONE else was killed or hurt so your childish "what if.." proves your immaturity. I suggest you think long and hard before you make hateful comments it could be ONE of your loved ones next time that makes a mistake and passes away.

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ngcsu2001 04/14/09 - 12:49 pm
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AreUSerious..... God forbid

AreUSerious..... God forbid you ever make a mistake! I forgot that some people are just perfect. You really need to get a life and quit making such horrible comments on people's stories. One day - this might be your family and how will you feel about idiots like you making comments like you have made!!!!!

Libby19
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Libby19 04/14/09 - 03:07 pm
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Ida, I will miss you dearly.

Ida, I will miss you dearly. My prayers go out to your many freinds and family members. God Bless.

GTMSMom
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GTMSMom 04/14/09 - 08:56 pm
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My 7th grade daughter was

My 7th grade daughter was deeply sadden to learn about Ms. Scott's death. She did not have Ms. Scott as a teacher but had the opportunity to speak with Ms. Scott on a regular basis and really thought a lot of her. The loss of such a young person is hard for all to understand and accept. My family will be praying for the Scott family and for her fiance. May God comfort and keep you in his grace during your time of sorrow.

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Gadawg7781 04/14/09 - 09:23 pm
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I too am extremely sad to

I too am extremely sad to hear the news of this young lady's
accident. My opinion on a change of speed limit on this road is different from those above. I've traveled this road all my life and feel that 55 is safe on most of it and when I feel that it's not, I slow down where warranted. My prayers also go out to family and friends.

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paladin5 04/15/09 - 04:43 am
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For those in a hurry to get

For those in a hurry to get home to Lincolnton consider that from Appling to Pollard's Corner on Ga. 47 is 6 miles with about 5 miles to Ga. 47 intersect with Ray Owens. From Appling to Phinzy (and a Stop Sign) is 4 Miles and another 4 miles to Ga. 47. During peak traffic time from work and in inclement weather (especially heavy rain), many people opt for Ga. 47 and more open road. Just a thought if you are in a hurry.

The accident occurred past Springhill Farm Road which opens briefly for passing, but accelearation for passing puts you into curving downgrade. If you do go off the edge of the road and over correct then you would find yourself coming back across into a deep ditch and a pine tree lined area. The only sign now left are skid marks and a missing piece of bark from a pine tree that did not give.

The accident was unfortunate and tragic, BUT it is not the first or the last one that will happen. AREUSERIOUS needs to be ignored. What happened can not be changed, BUT hopefully some will heed the tragedy of death and drive more cautiously and safely. I have already talked with many locals who say this has made them more aware and they encourage family members also. GB.

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Son of God 04/15/09 - 07:34 am
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May god bless this young

May god bless this young lady's family and we must remember that we must pass the same way from death to life. God has promised us ETERNAL LIFE and now this young lady has received her promise. God's GREATEST COMMANDMENT is that we LOVE ONE ANOTHER. some of these comments show hatred and disrespect even to the dead. God needed that angel in heaven. I can't tell you how many times I have passed someone on the highway just like this young girl did. Death is appointed. Now where will you spend your eternity? it is obvious that someone has no empathy for the young girl or her family. I tell you, just keep on living. Your day will come when you need someone to console you. Let us pray. Father in the name of Jesus, we stand before you right now asking you to create in us a clean heart,forgive our sins, and remove anything from us that would hinder this prayer. we prat that you would comfort the grieving family and continue to strengthen them. Build them up Lord and help them to understand that this old world is not our home. You have prepared a place for this young lady and now the rest of the family and all of us have to get prepared to go as well. In Jesus name we pray Amen

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