Women Dies Six Days After I-20 Wreck

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By Patrick Yost

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A woman hospitalized with severe injuries following a single–vehicle car wreck on Interstate 20 has died from her wounds.

According to the Georgia State Patrol Rhonda Goss, 45, Loganville, died on Friday, July 14 from injuries she sustained in an accident that occurred on July 8.

Goss was a passenger in a truck hauling a travel trailer in the eastbound Interstate 20 lane driven by her husband Scott Sanders Goss, 46, when the front right tire of the vehicle failed. Georgia State Patrol reports state that the tire blow out caused the truck and the trailer to abruptly pull to the right and off the roadway where it struck a guardrail.

After striking the guardrail the truck and trailer continued down a steep embankment and struck a concrete culvert with its undercarriage. It continued down the embankment, reports state, and struck a tree. That impact caused the truck to spin in a clockwise direction and overturn. When it overturned the trailer came loose and eventually came to rest on top of the overturned truck.

Reports state that Goss and her 15–year–old son Jacksen Goss were both trapped in the wreckage. Emergency crews had to extricate both mother and son. Scott Goss and 12–year–old Tyler Goss were not trapped in the wreckage.

Both Rhonda Goss and son Jacksen Goss were both air lifted from the scene.The incident occurred at approximately 11 a.m. near mile marker 115 on I–20.

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