Heart attack blamed on Interstate 20 deaths

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By Patrick Yost editor

A 66-year-old Stone Mountain woman died last Thursday after she suffered a fatal heart attack while driving on Interstate 20. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, Sandra Lynn Hall was pronounced dead at Morgan Memorial Hospital. Witnesses stated that they observed the 1997 GMC Sierra C1500 fail to negotiate a slight curve near the 103 mile marker in the westbound lane of Interstate 20. The incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m. Reports state that the truck travelled off the right side of the roadway and down and embankment. It then travelled up the embankment and across a ditch lined with concrete, through a fence and came to rest in a pasture. Reports state that a witness stopped immediately and attempted to render aid but when he arrived at the truck Hall was not breathing. Morgan County emergency services workers gave Hall CPR until she arrived at Morgan Memorial and she was pronounced dead.

“Due to the lack of serious damage to the vehicle, a lack of serious injuries to the driver, and the driver’s condition as observed and treated by EMS, it was determined the driver apparently suffered a heart attack,” reports state. Two dogs that were in the truck at the time of the incident were released to Morgan County Animal Control.

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