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Cornelia teen dies after traffic accident
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A 19-year-old Cornelia woman died at a Macon hospital Sunday hours after her car collided with a dual-wheeled truck in Milledgeville, the city’s police officials said.

Caroline Phillips Bagwell of Cornelia was driving south on U.S. 441 in Milledgeville shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday when her 2001 Volvo struck a large Chevrolet Silverado that was headed in the opposite direction, Milledgeville Police Deputy Chief Richard Malone said Monday.

At the scene, Bagwell’s injuries were deemed critical, and the Cornelia woman died less than eight hours later at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, according to her obituary.

The driver of the Chevrolet also complained of injury at the scene, and was treated and released from a Milledgeville hospital. Malone did not release the name of that driver.

The Milledgeville Police Department is still investigating the wreck, but evidence at the scene shows that Bagwell’s Volvo crossed the highway’s center line and a lane of traffic before it came into contact with the truck, Malone said.

Bagwell’s memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cornelia United Methodist Church. Her family will receive friends at McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m today.

At this time, investigators do not believe that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the wreck, and they are continuing to investigate the scene and seek out witnesses, Malone said.