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The Toombs County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol Post 18 of Reidsville are investigating a single vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon that claimed the life of a Lyons woman.

According to Toombs County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jordan Kight, around 7:41 Wednesday night, deputies responded to an automobile accident in the 1100 block of Georgia Highway 292. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Kathy Whitaker, age 60, of Lyons deceased at the scene.

From a preliminary investigation, it appeared Whitaker was traveling west on the Highway 292 when her vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree

The investigation remains ongoing by the Georgia State Patrol.

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