Woman Dies After Vehicle Becomes Submerged in Water
A 38-year-old woman died late Tuesday night after her vehicle left the roadway, went down an embankment and became partially submerged in a creek in Bibb County. She died near her home in Lake Wildwood.
The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. on Lamar Road, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said Edvivian Redshirt, of Macon, was traveling south on Lamar Road when she apparently lost control of the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze.
The Chevrolet veered right, off the road and onto the grassy shoulder where it traveled several feet before striking the cement bridge railing, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Randy Gonzalez said. The vehicle went down into Rocky Creek where it became partially submerged, Gonzalez said.
Deputies and Macon-Bibb firefighters arrived at the scene to find some citizens in the water attempting to get out the woman, Gonzalez said. The deputies and firefighters were able to extricate the woman who was then transported to Medical Center, Navicent Health where she was later pronounced dead by doctors, he said.
The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information in reference to the crash is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call traffic accident investigator.
Man Injured After Hitting Three Vehicles in Wrong-Way Crash
A man was seriously injured after reportedly losing control and hitting three vehicles early Wednesday morning in Marietta. One of those vehicles was struck while he was heading the wrong way, officials said.
The incident happened around 8:40 a.m. on Powder Springs Street, according to Marietta police. Investigators said 55-year-old Arthur Judnich was traveling north on Powder Springs Street in his 2004 Chevrolet Colorado when for reasons unknown he entered the southbound lanes and struck a Volkswagen that was heading south.
Judnich then re-entered the northbound lanes and struck two additional vehicles, spokesman Officer Jared Rakestraw said. Judnich was transported to Kennestone Hospital with a head injury and the driver of the Volkswagen was also transported to the same hospital with minor injuries. The other motorists declined to be transported to the hospital.
The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information about what happened is urged to contact Officer Chris Henry at (770) 794-5352.