A 35-year-old Thomaston woman was struck and killed while walking on Highway 19 North near McCorkle Curve Road early Sunday morning.
According to reports from Upson County Sheriff’s Deputy James Wainwright and Georgia State Patrol Trooper James Womble, Christina McClenahan of Griffin was heading north on Highway 19 about 4 a.m., rounding a curve in the right-hand lane when she struck Ebony Amor Laboy, 35 of a Hannahs Mill Court address. Laboy was apparently crossing Highway 19 and walked into the path of McClenahan’s 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid, hitting the left front end and windshield. She was knocked about 55 feet into the center lane.
McClenahan stopped about 500 feet up the road from the initial impact. Deputy Wainwright was the first to arrive on the scene. McClehanan told him she thought she had hit someone or a deer walking in the middle of the highway. He walked south on the road until he found Laboy lying in the roadway. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Northside Volunteer Fire Department and Middle Georgia EMS also responded to the scene, as did Trooper Womble, who took over the accident investigation. Highway19 was shut down and traffic was re-routed onto McCorkle Curve road. McClenahan complained of pain in her forearms and chest, and sustained injuries when her windshield broke, but refused to be transported to the hospital for treatment. No charges are expected to be filed.
Larry Stanford may be reached at 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @LarryStanford7.