Deadly Crash in Cherokee County

A single-car crash kills a Sand Rock woman Wednesday night. Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton has identified the victim as 19-year-old Barbara Phipps. Deaton says the crash happened off US 411 south of Leesburg. The investigation shows that the mini-van left the road, struck a power pole, and continued until it became submerged in Weiss Lake. Deaton says a wrecker was used to remove the automobile as First Responders tended to the victim inside the car. He adds, traffic was delayed for more than an hour as authorities worked the scene.


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