60-year-old killed in wreck

Woman victim of icy road conditions

by Wes Mayer

A woman lost her life Tuesday after her vehicle slid off an icy road in Senoia, according to authorities.

Around 1:05 p.m., Yvonne C. Nash, 60, was driving southbound on Georgia Highway 85 in her 1997 Ford Explorer, according to Gordy Wright, public information officer with the Georgia State Patrol. Near the intersection of Seavy Street in Senoia, Nash was traveling down a hill, lost control, ran off the road and overturned in a ditch.

GSP Sgt. D.J. Irvin responded to find the vehicle upside down. He used an axe to break the Explorer’s windows, according to Wright. With the help of others at the scene, Irvin was able to extricate Nash, and she was transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital — Nash later succumbed to her injuries.

According to Wright, after investigating the accident, Irvin determined the Explorer’s rear tires were below their minimum tread depth. This caused Nash to lose control of her vehicle because of the snowy and slushy conditions on the road.



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