Saturday, July 13, 2013
A Georgia woman died on Monday when her vehicle was involved in a collision on I-20 in North Augusta.
Andrea E. Powell, 43, was driving a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder when she struck the rear of a Mack tractor-trailer near the overpass of Exit 1, said Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.
Carlton reported the semi truck, driven by Herbert Miller of Ashville, had come to a complete stop on I-20 due to road construction on the interstate when the tractor-trailer was struck from behind.
Miller sustained no life-threatening injuries.
The collision happened at approximately 11:20 a.m.
Powell was wearing her seat belt, Carlton said, but died from multiple body trauma. She apparently was returning to her home in Conyers, Ga. from Fort Bragg, N.C.
There were no passengers in either vehicle.
The crash is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Aiken County Coroner’s Office. Excess speed is considered to be a contributing factor.
An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday in Newberry.