VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - A Valdosta woman died when her car overturned and struck a tree Thursday evening, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Karen Lynne Root, 62, was traveling south on Rocky Ford Road about 3:25 p.m. Thursday when her car traveled off the west shoulder of the roadway and entered the west ditch. Overturning, the car hit a tree.
Root was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lowndes County coroner.
Troopers suspect alcohol to be a contributing factor in the collision and are awaiting a toxicology report, a GSP news release said, and also suspect distraction by an electronic cellular device.
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