COVINGTON -- Two Oxford residents were killed in separate automobile crashes within days of each other.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office reports that on Thursday afternoon Kimberly Pippin, 46, of Oxford died when the Kia Sportage she was driving left the road and hit a bridge culvert.
"The driver was traveling south on Gum Creek Road and for an unknown reason, she swerved to the left, crossing the center line as well as the northbound lane," said NCSO Public Information Officer Deputy Courtney Morrison. "In doing so, the vehicle struck a bridge culvert before coming to a stop."
Pippin and her dog were both dead at the scene, Morrison said.
Also, the Georgia State Patrol reports a double fatality occurred Sunday night in Jasper County on Henderson Mill Road, about a mile west of County Line Road, in which an Oxford woman was killed.
Kati Violet Womack, 21, was the driver of a pickup that was involved in a head-on collision with a Buick LeSabre.
"Both vehicles caught fire and both drivers died," GSP spokesman Gordy Wright stated. "The driver of the Buick has not been identified at this time."
The GSP reports there were 10 fatalities in Georgia over the holiday weekend, which included the 78-hour travel period beginning Friday at 6 p.m. and ending at midnight Monday.
Wright said troopers also investigated 373 traffic crashes which resulted in 230 injuries. Troopers also report that 240 individuals were arrested for DUI over the weekend and 983 citations for failure to wear seat belts were issued. Six stolen vehicles were recovered by GSP troopers.