Capital Region woman dies in Georgia accident

Posted at: 11/11/2013 11:33 AM | Updated at: 11/11/2013 11:39 AM
By: Jessica Riley

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Tonya Curtis was killed in an accident in Georgia.

Joyce Clark Love

NEWTON COUNTY – An Albany woman was killed in a car accident in.

Tonya Curtis was a student at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in County according to her aunt, Joyce Clark Love.

Love says Curtis died trying to help a stranded driver on Interstate 20.

Authorities say while the motorists were assisting each other, 28-year-old Kevin Poynter rear-ended one car and side-swiped the other.

Curtis, who is from Albany, and one other person died.

Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in this incident and charges will be filed against Poynter.



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