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Woman dies in single-vehicle wreck, authorities say

Woman dies in single-vehicle wreck, authorities say

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KENTLAND — A 39-year-old Kentland woman was pronounced dead early Thursday after crashing an SUV about a mile south of South Newton High School.

Newton County Sheriff's officers responded at 6:24 a.m. to the reported crash at County Road 1400 South and County Road 50 East, Newton County Sheriff's Capt. Shannon Cothran said.

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A preliminary investigation determined the SUV was eastbound on County Road 1400 South when it left the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle also impacted a bridge on County Road 50 East, Cothran said.

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The woman was the lone occupant in the vehicle. Her identity is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

An investigation is ongoing.


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