89 year old killed in fatal crash on Dean Forest Road

Garden City, GA. (WSAV)

Distracted driving is believed to be to blame for an accident that killed an 89 year old woman in Garden City.
Her family and friends are mourning her loss.
They say Sarah Frances Drayton was on her way to a family barbecue when she swerved off the road, went airborne, and slammed into a pole. It happened yesterday along Dean Forest Road near Highway 17.
Several witnesses rushed to the scene to try and get her out of the vehicle, but they couldn’t save her.

“She corrected her dog or something, distracted by her dog and I’m sure she swerved out of control, but the day before, Saturday, she had just driven through a torrential downpour,” says Pastor Kenny Grant with Calvary Baptist Temple in Savannah.
“She was a resilient soul, and there wasn’t anything she didn’t think she could do” he says.

Drayton’s dog was not injured. The family says they’re thankful to everyone who tried to rescue her.

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GARDEN CITY, Ga. (WSAV) — Garden City officials are investigating what led to a fatal car crash Sunday afternoon. It happened along Dean Forest Road near Highway 17. Witnesses say an elderly woman swerved her vehicle, it went airborne, and then slammed into a pole.
Several people rushed to the scene to try and get her out of the vehicle, but they couldn’t.

“I ain’t never seen anything like it, maybe on the news, but never in person,” says Shelby Strickland, a witness.

The woman was alert following the crash. Witnesses say she told them her dog was acting up in the car and when she moved it out of the way, she lost control of the vehicle.
We’re told the dog wasn’t injured.

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