Thomson woman dies in crash

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A Thomson woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash early this morning.

Contessa Lemons, 26, was pronounced dead at 4 a.m. at the scene of the crash on Rock House Road, a dirt road in McDuffie County, said McDuffie County Coroner Rhusha Mack. Ms. Lemons was driving down the road about 3 a.m. when she swerved to avoid hitting a deer, her passenger told investigators. When she swerved, she lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over several times.

Ms. Lemons died of blunt force trauma, Mr. Mack said. She was not wearing a seat belt.

Her passenger was not injured.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/22/09 - 04:54 pm
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NEVER swerve to avoid a deer!

NEVER swerve to avoid a deer! This is how you get killed. Hit it; it will do less damage to you and your car than swerving.

FlyersFan77
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FlyersFan77 08/22/09 - 05:02 pm
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What a terrible accident. My

What a terrible accident. My condolences to the family.

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 08/22/09 - 05:29 pm
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Once again the words....."Was

Once again the words....."Was NOT wearing a seat belt" are in the story of a fatality crash. When will you people ever learn?

sassygirl12
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sassygirl12 08/22/09 - 11:47 pm
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it is just your instinct to

it is just your instinct to swerve..i know you are not supposed to but you cant help it...may god bless her family

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Craig Spinks 08/23/09 - 01:09 am
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Drive defensively, use your

Drive defensively, use your high-beams, constantly monitor the road's shoulders for deer, obey the speed limit, and don't drink alcohol or use certain prescription drugs and one'll reduce to near-zero the probability of one's needing to swerve to avoid hitting a deer.

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LouLou 08/23/09 - 01:44 pm
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I didn't know her but all of

I didn't know her but all of her co-workers spoke highly of her, being hard worker and friend to all. This area is heavily populated with deer, deer hunter's love this area. Rough unpaved area that's needs 100% attention driving. So horrible thinking not having seat belt fastened. My heart-felt sympathy to family and friends.

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