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3/15/04 - Cherokee County

Troup Woman Killed in Weekend Crash

Authorities in Cherokee County say a man driving drunk, caused an accident that killed a Troup woman over the weekend.

The accident happened around 2:15 Sunday morning on Hwy 135 about five miles south of Troup. Troopers say 20-year-old Trisha Ann Thomas was headed South on 135 when she was hit head-on by a car driven by 41-year-old William Coker. Authorities say it was Coker who crossed over into the opposite lane.

Thomas was killed in the crash, Coker received only minor injuries. Authorities are looking into whether Coker had been drinking before the accident.

Chris Gibson, reporting

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