Teenager killed in Bibb County wreck

A Twiggs County teenager was killed Friday in a traffic accident on Ocmulgee East Boulevard, according to authorities.

Tenishia Boone, 19, of South Hampton Drive, was headed southbound on Ocmulgee East Boulevard in a black Honda Accord when she lost control of her vehicle, veered off the road and struck a tree, causing the car to overturn and eject her, said Lt. George Meadows of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

The Honda landed on top of Boone, who was not wearing a safety belt during the incident, Meadows said. No other cars were involved.

Boone was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:15 p.m., Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. The accident happened near Alfred Bond Drive not far from Boone’s residence, he said.

The teenager was employed at the Best Buy at Eisenhower Parkway, Jones said, and she possibly was on her way home from work.

Boone’s father, Harold Boone, a Macon-Bibb County firefighter, and other family members were called to the scene, Jones said.

“It was a very, very sad scene,” he said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.