January 31st, 2023 – 1:00 PM
WRGA Staff Reports –
A Summerville woman has died as a result of an accident that occurred on Gore Subligna Road.
According to preliminary information provided by the Georgia State Patrol, 35-year-old Lauren Lewis of Summerville was traveling west on Gore Subligna Road in a 1999 GMC Sonoma pickup truck, the Sonoma was being driven by her mother, Shirley Warren.
Lewis was riding in the bed of the truck attempting to secure two mattresses and a wooden bed frame. While traveling on Gore Subligna Road, the wooden bed frame shifted, and both the frame and Ms. Lewis were ejected from the vehicle.
Lewis struck the paved surface of Gore Subligna Road and sustained an injury. Ms. Lewis was transported to Atrium Floyd Medical Center by EMS for treatment. Ms. Lewis was admitted into the ICU upon her arrival.
On January 28, 2023, at 1:27 p.m., the investigating Trooper was notified by Chattooga County Coroner Earle Rainwater that Ms. Lewis had succumbed to her injuries.
The Georgia State Patrol has stated that the incident is still under investigation.