Victim identified in deadly Long County accident

Long County (WSAV) – Officials in Long County have identified the victim of a fatal traffic accident Thursday afternoon.

Deputy Coroner Robert Parker says 34-year-old Gladies McCallister of Ludowici died due to accidental drowning.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Markus White says her body was recovered from the water along Mill Pond Road.

Ray Purcell, an emergency medical technician, says he arrived on scene shortly after 5:30 to find the vehicle upside down in the water.  Purcell tells us initial attempts were made to find out if the vehicle was occupied.

Due to the darkness of the water and the vehicle being upside down rescuers were unable to find out if it was occupied until a tow truck was able to move the vehicle on its side. They later found McCallister dead inside the vehicle.

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