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A 28-year-old Baldwin County woman was killed Monday afternoon in an SUV crash, local and state authorities say.

The wreck happened about 3:45 p.m. on Old Monticello Road near Three Springs Road in Baldwin County, according to a report filed by Cpl. Caleb Wickstrom of the Georgia State Patrol post in Milledgeville.

The victim was identified as Chelsie Michelle Keagle Griffin. She was a lifelong resident of Baldwin County and worked as a housekeeper.

Griffin was pronounced dead at the scene by Baldwin County Deputy Coroner Ken Garland.

Firefighters/first responders with Baldwin County Fire Rescue and personnel with Grady Emergency Medical Services also responded to the scene.

Deputies with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office assisted state troopers with traffic.

Wickstrom said Griffin was traveling southbound on Old Monticello Road in a 2012 Kia Sorento.

Griffin entered onto the west shoulder with the SUV’s passenger tires before she overcorrected and eventually lost control, Wickstrom said in his report.

The SUV then traveled 215 feet onto the east shoulder of the roadway before it struck two trees with its front bumper, the investigating state trooper said. The SUV rotated counterclockwise and traveled another 12 feet before it eventually came to rest 20 feet east from the edge of the roadway.

Griffin’s death marked the second traffic fatality in less than 24 hours in Georgia’s Lake Country.

Twenty-six-year-old Donna Hope Cheshire of Milledgeville died Sunday night following a single-car crash on Spring Road in southeast Putnam County.

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