A woman died Monday, and a another man is in the hospital after an accident on Hartley Bridge Road in Bibb County.
A news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old Katherine Hayes Hatton was pronounced dead at the emergency room.
The accident happened at the 3700 block of Hartley Bridge Road just after 4:30. According to the release, witnesses told deputies that a 2008 silver Honda Accord driven by Hatton was headed east on Hartley Bridge Road. They say when she entered the curve near Swymer Drive, her car crossed over the center line and into the path of a 2004 white Chevrolet Suburban, which was headed west. Deputies say 46-year-old Brannon Hicks of Macon was driving the Suburban.
The release says Hatton had to be extricated from her car by emergency personnel. Both Hatton and Hicks were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones says Hatton died from internal injuries she received from the accident. Hicks was reported to be in stable condition.
Bibb County Sheriff's Fatality Investigators are still investigating this accident. Both lanes of Hartley Bridge Road were closed off and traffic was redirected for a couple of hours while investigators were on the scene. Both lanes of Hartley Bridge Road reopened around 7 p.m. Monday evening.
Anyone with information regarding this traffic accident is asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-746-9441.