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57-Year-Old Woman Killed in Mableton Drowsy Driving Accident

Posted on Nov 29, 2011

A driver who fell asleep at the wheel has caused a fatal Mableton car accident, killing a Douglasville woman and leaving an infant fighting for its life.

The accident took place on the evening of Wednesday, November 23. According to the Douglas County Coroner's Office, 23-year-old Theo Roberts of Mableton was traveling westbound on Bankhead Highway at about 5 p.m. Roberts fell asleep just west of Burnt Hickory Road and crashed into a truck before colliding with another car, driven by Ivery I. Mattox Parks.

57-year-old Parks was killed in the crash, and her passengers, two adults and an 18-month-old infant, were all injured. Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright reported that the adult victims received treatment at Douglas Wellstar, and the child was airlifted to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite hospital. Their condition is unknown.

Roberts, who was also injured in the crash, may face charges as a result of the accident.

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