Ashburn, GA — A woman was killed just outside Ashburn early Wednesday morning this week after a head-0n collision with an 18-wheeler truck. Police said that Dorothy Blanton, 72, was killed when her car may have driven across the path of an oncoming 18-wheeler on Highway 112.

Blanton was driving along Highway 112 about 4 miles from Ashburn at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, October 23, 2013. As she turn off a dirt road, police said, her car was struck by a westbound 18-wheeler.

The impact from the wreck killed Blanton immediately and the truck driver’s condition wasn’t given. There was expected to be further investigation, but no details have been confirmed yet.

Ashburn, GA


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