The Columbia County Sheriff's Department has confirmed a fatal vehicle accident.
Deputies responded to an accident on Columbia Rd. east of Long Creek Falls at 11:46 p.m. The victim, 49-year-old Sylvia Collins of Grovetown was traveling west on Columbia Rd in a 2014 Ford F250. While trying to pass a vehicle on a curve, Collins lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway striking a small ditch and mailbox. The Ford F250 continued traveling west overturning several times and ejecting the driver before coming to a stop. Collins was found 55 feet from her vehicle. She was taken to Augusta University Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased at 4:28 a.m. Alcohol has been named a factor in the accident.