A woman died Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle after her tire blew out, according to Bibb County Deputy Coroner Lonnie Miley.
He identified the victim as Shannon Cadwell, 44, of Warner Robins. Miley said she had two children in the car with her who were taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health for treatment, but he believed they were OK.
According to an email from the Georgia State Patrol, Cadwell was traveling south on Interstate 75 in a 2005 Chevrolet Envoy. As she approached the I-16 exit, the passenger side rear tire blew, causing Cadwell to lose control.
The vehicle went into a yaw, the email stated, then struck a large sign. It went down an embankment and overturned after striking a ditch, coming to rest on the roof.
The email stated that the failed tire was missing a large piece of tread, had visible cracks in the sidewall and the tread was worn down.
Cadwell was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected. Her two children, Mark Duke, 13, and Chase Duke, 5, were properly restrained. Both were transported to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, with injury complaints.
Miley originally identified Cadwell as Shannon Duke but he later said she had gotten married.