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August 4, 2013

Fatal accident in Valdosta

VALDOSTA — A woman died Friday afternoon when her car veered across Northside Drive and struck a culvert.

Chyjuan Austin, 35, of Valdosta was pronounced dead at South Georgia Medical Center following the accident, according to Chief Brian Childress of the Valdosta Police Department.

According to the accident report, Childress said Austin was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry in the westbound lane of Northside Drive around 3:44 p.m. Friday afternoon.

“It appears that she swerved to the left, crossed the eastbound lanes, and went into a ditch, striking a culvert. She was fatally injured,” he said.

Two other vehicles also wrecked, as one vehicle pulled over to avoid colliding with Austin’s car and struck another vehicle in the process. Childress said there were no injuries in that collision.

The Valdosta Police Department traffic unit responded to the accident, said Childress.

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