Thursday crash claims life of Augusta woman

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A vehicle traveling down the 300 block of Laney-Walker Boulevard crashed into a utility pole, killing the driver, Thursday afternoon.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen says the vehicle, driven by 61-year-old Gwendolyn Corker of Augusta, was traveling east when it left the roadway. Corker was taken to Augusta University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 4:09 p.m.

An autopsy revealed that Corker died from multiple blunt force injuries from the accident. Corker was not wearing a seatbelt.

This case is still under investigation by the Coroner’s Office and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

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