A Middle Georgia mother and daughter who suffered injuries in an Interstate 75 crash early this morning may have gone for six hours without getting help.
The women drove off the road near mile marker 147 in Peach County and crashed into a tree off the southbound lanes of the highway, said Byron police officer Robbie Younce.
Cynthia Haye, 21, of Warner Robins appears to have been thrown from the 2004 Honda Accord she was driving, Younce said. She was critically injured in the accident, a family member told police. Her mother, 48-year-old Bessie Mae Haye of Roberta was trapped in the front passenger seat until firefighters cut her out with the jaws of life, Younce said.
The women said they believed the accident happened shortly after midnight but the wreck was not discovered until daybreak just after 6 a.m.
"They were off the road a ways and pretty hard to see," Younce said. "I was looking for them and still couldn't find them."
The women were both taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia.