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Social Circle woman dies from injuries sustained in Saturday crash

COVINGTON — The Georgia State Patrol reported a one-vehicle fatal crash on Ga. Highway 11 near Loyd Road Saturday night.

Cathy Denise Howell, 42, of Social Circle died Sunday morning from injuries sustained in the crash.

According to Georgia Department of Public Safety spokesman Franka Young, Howell was driving a Ford F-150 pickup southbound on Ga. Highway 11 around 9:56 p.m. when she attempted to negotiate a curve.

“(She) crossed the center line. After crossing the center line, the Ford traveled into a ditch, struck a culvert, struck a utility pole and overturned several times,” Young said.

She said Howell had no passengers and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

“Speed was a factor in this crash,” she said.

Howell was transported to Atlanta Medical Center where she died the next morning.