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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sad News From GA

A young mother was among two killed after being struck by an oncoming tow truck.
Here's the story from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
A little before 8 p.m. Saturday night, Angel Woah called her fiance to inform him that she was in a minor wreck.

A few hours later, Robert Giles learned that Woah, 23, was clinging to life at Grady Memorial Hospital. She died early Sunday morning, one of two women killed after being struck by an oncoming tow truck outside their parked cars on I-20 East near the Downtown Connector.

Satonya Cleveland, 35, of Lithonia, was killed at the scene, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office confirmed to the AJC.

Woah's future father-in-law, Antony Bordoli, told the AJC that the impact from the crash left little hope that the Snellville woman would survive.

"They immediately had to remove part of her right lung," Bordoli said. "She never regained consciousness."

The "energetic, well-liked" mother of an 11-month-old daughter was on her way home from a hairstyling appointment, Bordoli said.

The fatal crash occurred just after 8 p.m., Atlanta Police spokesman Eric Schwartz said. APD officers, who responded to six other accidents Saturday night on I-20, believe foul weather may have been a factor.

Traffic in both directions of I-20 came to a standstill for nearly two hours as police dealt with the deadly accident.

No charges have been filed against the tow truck driver. The incident remains under investigation, Schwartz said.

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