Woman dies when car strikes tree

May 23, 2007

AIKEN CTY, S.C.---A Lexington County woman has died after her car struck a tree in Aiken County.

50-year-old Anita Vega died when her 2006 Pontiac Solstice veered off I-20 westbound into the median and struck a tree near mile marker 35 just before 4 o'clock this morning. Vega suffered multiple body trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies say witnesses recalled the car being in the lane closest to the median before leaving the roadway. Due to the lack of braking marks, deputies say Vega may have fallen asleep at the wheel. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to have been a factor.

Vega was employed by Delta Airlines at Augusta Regional Airport. Deputies believe she was on her way to work when the crash occurred.

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  • by Joy Location: Martinez, Ga. on May 25, 2007 at 09:52 AM
    Anita Vega was a good friend and co-worker and will be dearly missed. Thanks Anita for all the great memories, prayers, and support you gave me over the years. My prayers continue to be with your family. Your memories will always be present and never forgotten with your family at the Augusta Airport.
  • by Diane Location: Augusta on May 24, 2007 at 04:30 PM
    You will be missed by all at the airport. Your smile was genuine.
  • by Rene Location: Lowell, MA on May 24, 2007 at 08:03 AM
    My sweet cousin, you will be missed. My prayers go out to Uncle Elias, Jr, Edwin, Aurora, and your children.
  • by David Location: Augusta on May 23, 2007 at 09:56 AM
    My prayers go out to Anita and her family as someone who knew her from flying out of Augusta Regional Airport.
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