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Wet Roads Likely A Factor In Crash That Resulted In Death Of UWG Student

A University of West  Georgia student died Monday morning when she lost control of her car after hydroplaning on Ga. 166 in Carroll County about 8:30 a.m., Georgia State Patrol officials said.
 
Another woman was hurt in the wreck. She was taken to an area hospital.
 
The vehicle driven by 18-year old Angel Thompson crossed the double yellow lines and was struck by a Honda Accord driven by a  21-year-old Villa Rica woman. Thompson died as a result of her injuries.
 
Thompson was a 2016 graduate of Jonesboro High School and had been studying chemistry at UWG.
 
"We learned this morning of the death of one of our own this morning and we are truly saddened," Gary Leftwich, UWG Director of Strategic Communication told WLBB Radio. "She is a freshman chemistry major and was early in her journey with us. With any passing comes sorrow, pain and a great sense of loss. The emotions are multiplied when someone so young leaves us with such a bright future ahead... so much talent to share and so much opportunity to impact the world. We all at UWG... our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time.