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Warner Robins woman killed in head-on crash with tractor-trailer

A Warner Robins woman was killed in a crash a couple miles north of Byron late Friday afternoon.

Peach County Coroner Kerry Rooks said 53-year-old Carmen G. Hicks was at the wheel of her car when it collided just before 4:30 p.m. with a tractor-trailer on Ga. 49 North.

Hicks died at the scene. She was at fault in the crash, according to the GSP.

Here’s what happened, according to GSP spokeswoman Tracey N. Watson:

Hicks was traveling east on Ga. 49 near the intersection with Echeeconne Road. The tractor-trailer was traveling west on Ga. 49 near the intersection.

Hicks’ car left the roadway on the south shoulder with the right side of the vehicle. After leaving the roadway, she turned the steering wheel to the left and reentered the roadway but overcorrected.

Her car then crossed the eastbound lane into the westbound lane - striking the tractor-trailer head-on. After impact, the car left the roadway on the south shoulder - rotating and crashing into a ditch.

The tractor-trailer left the roadway on the north shoulder, striking a ditch with its undercarriage and then striking several trees with its right side before crashing in a ditch.

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