3-year-old girl killed in car crash near Woodlawn Baptist Church

This was the scene of a fatal crash in Columbia County on April 28, 2023.
Published: Apr. 28, 2023 at 1:23 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 28, 2023 at 2:54 PM EDT
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EVANS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A 3-year-old girl was killed in a vehicle crash Friday afternoon near Columbia Road and Stowe Drive.

The wreck near Woodlawn Baptist Church was reported at 12:49 p.m., according to Columbia County dispatchers.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reported that the driver of a 2011 Hyundai Elantra was traveling east and didn’t realize traffic had stopped in front of her.

She swerved to avoid a rear-end collision and went into the oncoming lane, according to deputies.

That’s when she was struck by a westbound Jeep Cherokee, according to deputies.

The deceased is the 3-year-old daughter of the driver of the Elantra, according to deputies.

The girl was in a car seat in the backseat but suffered severe head/brain injuries and was killed instantly, according to deputies.

The girl was identified as Zora Paschal.

The driver of vehicle carrying her was found to be at fault and charges will be filed, according to deputies.