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Waleska Woman Dies, Child Suffers Minor Injuries in Wreck

Cortney Jade King was traveling with her five-year-old niece Saturday afternoon when her car ran off the road and hit several trees.

A one-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Waleska woman early Saturday afternoon, but spared the life of a child passenger. 

The Georgia State Patrol responded to a single car crash around 1:35 p.m. on Highway 108/Fincher Road near Ammons Road east of Waleska where a 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle had run off the road and hit several trees.

GSP Spokesperson Gordy Wright said the driver, identified as 24-year-old Cortney Jade King, was traveling eastbound when her vehicle ran off the road.

Wright said King over-corrected, left the roadway and hit several trees.

King, who was not wearing her seat belt, died at the scene from her injuries.

Alexis King, King's five-year-old niece, was properly restrained in a booster seat, and was transported to Northside-Hospital Cherokee where she was treated for cuts to her hands and arms.  

Wright said alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the accident and it's undetermined what caused King to veer off the roadway.

kayla price (thackston) January 07, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Any body know funnel time place etc.... Please let me know 770 576 0949
Kristal Dixon January 07, 2013 at 12:40 PM
It appears South Canton Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. http://www.thesouthcantonfuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=243822
kayla price (thackston) January 07, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Thank you so much..
Amy Fincher January 09, 2013 at 05:02 AM
I pray that god gives the family peace. Cortney was a very special person she was always smiling and loved children. She was already gods angel and now she has gone on to be with her Grandma . Rest I'm peace and we love you ..
Regina Blanton King March 29, 2013 at 07:36 AM
Cortney was an amazing and loving daughter that made a point to make everyone laugh and she loved life mama misses you so much baby girl you was our rock

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