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Appling woman is trapped in wreck

A 31-year-old Appling woman was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash near Thomson last Thursday morning.

Trooper First Class Mike Callaway of the Georgia State Patrol post in Grovetown identified the victim as Elizabeth Floyd.

The woman, who was trapped in a 1989 Chevrolet pickup truck for a short period of time, had to be freed by rescue workers with the McDuffie County Fire/Rescue Services using specialized tools. Ms. Floyd was treated at the scene by personnel with the McDuffie County Emergency Medical Services before being taken by ambulance to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

Trooper Callaway said Ms. Floyd had been traveling north on Georgia Highway 17 and had just passed Angie's Seafood Restaurant near Luke Road when she crossed over the center lane, went down an embankment and hit a pair of trees.

The pickup truck was extensively damaged.

McDuffie County Sheriff's Department Deputy Marc Coy helped guide motorists around the accident, which occurred about 9:50 a.m.

Web posted on Thursday, October 07, 2010

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