Woman dies on birthday in early morning car crash

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Columbus police are investigating an early morning automobile crash on Buena Vista Road that left a 64-year-old woman dead.

Mary Carter of Columbus was killed in the accident, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan. She was taken by ambulance to the St. Francis-Emory Healthcare emergency room just after midnight Monday morning. That’s where she was pronounced dead, Bryan said.

A Columbus Police Department spokesperson said the collision is still under investigation. No charges have been filed. Mary Carter was a passenger in a Chrysler 300 that was involved in a wreck with a Dodge Challenger. The drivers have not been identified.

The two-vehicle crash happened in the 4000 block of Buena Vista Road.  

Carter was killed on her birthday. A cause of death has not been determined and Carter’s body is being sent to Decatur for an autopsy.

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