A two vehicle accident west of Thomaston Monday evening claimed the life of an Upson County woman.
The accident resulted in the closing of Highway 74 for over two hours. Traffic was detoured down Old Alabama Road to Thurston School Road then back to 74 on Hickman Fork Road.
Judith Ann Waterman, 67 of 208 Denham Street, the driver of a late model Buick died at the Upson Regional Medical Center as a result of her injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, a late model Mazda CX-7 along with her two passengers were not seriously injured.
Tire marks at the scene appeared to indicate that the Mazda was entering the road from the driveway of a home located at 3520 Highway 74 west and pulled into the path of the Buick. The Mazda was struck in the passenger side door and the Buick received extensive front end damage.
The Upson EMS along with the Upson County Sheriff’s Department, Georgia State Patrol, Thurston Fire Department and a Lifeflight Air Ambulance responded to the accident.