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UPDATE: Status of crash victim improves

Posted: February 20, 2012 - 11:35am  |  Updated: February 24, 2012 - 10:38am

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The condition of a 22-year-old woman sent to the emergency room Monday morning following a single-car crash in Evans has improved.

Georgia Health Sciences Hospital spokeswoman Denise Parrish said Friday that Jenna Victoria Sevigny of Evans has improved to fair condition. Just a day following the wreck, she was listed as critical.

Sevigny was found on North Belair Road about 3 a.m. Monday hanging halfway out the rear windshield of her car, which had split in two, said Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris in an email.

Authorities believe Sevigny was traveling north when the car drifted off the shoulder of the road. Sevigny likely overcorrected and went off the road on the opposite side.

Morris said the car slid about 100 feet when it hit a pine tree and broke in half, with the rear section sliding another 25 feet.

Morris said Sevigny wasn’t wearing her seatbelt.

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Drove by the accident scene a

Drove by the accident scene a little earlier today. I'm thinking that she was driving to fast for conditions because of the distance traveled.

I did notice that there was a 6" to 10" drop off of the road and unless you train yourself to not react to it I can see how easily this kind of accident can happen.

I know the county fills in these drop offs with dirt about once a year but something needs to be done. The people who pave these roads don't do anything transitional when repaving. It is possible because I've seen it else where. Why doesn't the county require this? Cost?