The Georgia State Patrol post in Rome has released the following statement about a woman who fell from a vehicle last Friday on the Gore/Subligna Road:
A female, identified as Lauren Lewis, age 35 of Summerville, was traveling west on Gore/Subligna Road in a 1999 GMC Sonoma pickup truck, the Sonoma was being driven by her mother, Shirley Warren.
Ms. Lewis was riding in the bed of the truck attempting to secure two mattresses and a wooden bed frame. While traveling on Gore Subligna Road, the wooden bed frame shifted, and both the frame and Ms. Lewis were ejected from the vehicle. Ms. Lewis struck the paved surface of Gore/Subligna Road and sustained an injury. Ms. Lewis was transported to Atrium Floyd Medical Center by EMS for treatment. Ms. Lewis was admitted into the ICU upon her arrival. On January 28, 2023, at 1:27 p.m., the investigating Trooper was notified by Chattooga County Coroner Earle Rainwater that Ms. Lewis had succumbed to her injuries.
The incident is still under investigation.