Victim of Hwy. 16 single-car crash listed as stable

By ELIZABETH RICHARDSON erichardson@newnan.com The victim in a single-vehicle accident early Wednesday in Sharpsburg was last said to be in stable condition in the intensive care unit at Atlanta Medical Center. Marian Smith, 53, was traveling westbound on Ga. Highway 16 Wednesday at approximately 12:20 a.m. when she fell asleep behind the wheel of her 2002 GMC Envoy, according to Lt. John LaChance of the Coweta County Sheriff's Office.
As she approached Cole Street, Smith left the roadway and traveled approximately 75 feet on the right shoulder. Smith overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle, crossing over Highway 16 and going down an embankment on the left side of the road. The Envoy rolled one time and came to rest on its passenger side, according to LaChance. Smith was partially ejected from the front, passenger window, according to LaChance. Emergency responders freed her from the wreckage and she was transported by air ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center. The accident is being investigated by Deputy Eric Avera of the sheriff's office.

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