Dalton woman killed in single-vehicle crash Friday on Utility Road in Whitfield County
According to a Georgia State Patrol crash report, on Friday, June 26th, 2020, at around 10:40 AM, a 2004 Honda Odyssey being driven by Maria Luna Medina, 52 of Dalton was traveling north on Utility Road in the northbound lane while negotiating a curve. Maria failed to maintain her lane traveling across the south travel lane onto the west shoulder. The Odyssey continued north on the west shoulder until striking a large tree with its driver's side. The Odyssey came to an uncontrolled final rest facing north on the west shoulder up against the tree. According to the report, Maria did have her GPS on her phone in use at the time of the crash. It showed that she was four miles from her intended destination. Maria succumbed to her injuries in the crash.