Authorities identify woman killed in Thursday afternoon wreck


The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon responded to a report of a wreck on State Route 16 (Newnan Road) east of Maloy Road.

According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded at 1:52 p.m., and upon arrival, discovered that a city of Griffin dump truck and a BMW SUV had been involved in a crash.

Officials say personnel of the Spalding County Fire Department and WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene and rendered aid to both drivers.

The driver of the BMW SUV did not survive the crash.

Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster has identified her as 47-year-old Daphne Loudermilk, of Newnan.

The driver of the city of Griffin vehicle was transported to Spalding Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The Griffin Post of the Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash.

Dix reports this is the third traffic fatality in Spalding County in 2017, and he would like to remind everyone to slow down, drive carefully and reduce any distractions such as cellular phones and texting.

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