2007-09-12 / Front Page

Local woman killed in accident

by MCL staff writer

The vehicle landed upright on the power company fence after the victim was ejected. The vehicle landed upright on the power company fence after the victim was ejected. A single vehicle accident occurred Tuesday, September 4, at around 10:30 p.m. on GA Highway 91 north of Colquitt at the intersection of Henry Miller Road.

Local law enforcement was dispatched to the scene along with rescue units.

Kimberly Danielle Tully, 24, 222 Thompson Town Road, Colquitt, was traveling south on GA 91 in her 2007 Toyota 4-Runner.

According to the accident report, Miss Tully was negotiating a curve. She drifted onto the west shoulder and traveled 637 feet before colliding into a culvert just off of the highway. The vehicle vaulted into the air and landed 133 feet from the culvert. The vehicle continued to travel out of control, overturning several times, coming to rest an additional 260 feet on the Three Notch Electric fence surrounding the plant. The driver was ejected from the vehicle.

Miller County EMS and Colquitt/Miller County Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene, along with the director and chief of these two services. Some of his men asked Chief Craig Tully to stay in his vehicle as the EMS and fire fighters were getting the victim, his daughter, into the ambulance.

The victim was taken to the local hospital and stabilized and later sent by helicopter to Tallahassee, Florida, where she died approximately one hour after she arrived at the hospital.

Georgia State Patrol J. E. Miller stated that the contributing factors causing the accident were the driver lost control of her vehicle and she was travelling too fast for conditions. The driver's air bag was deployed, but the driver was not wearing her lap and shoulder belt at the time of the accident.

There was one witness to the accident, Stephen Turner, of Jacksonville, Florida.

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