Early Saturday morning wreck claims one life

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Sep. 30—CAIRO — A head-on collision claimed a Tallahassee women's life early Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 319 in Grady County.

Authorities say at around 3:45 a.m. two cars were traveling down the four-lane highway, but one car was going the wrong way.

Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Daniel Joiner said a Ford Focus was traveling northbound on 319 in the left lane. But a Hyundai Elantra was traveling southbound in the same left lane.

Nora Cooney, 25, who was traveling in the Ford Focus, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver was taken to Archbold Memorial Hospital with several serious injuries.

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing its investigation on the wreck that could take up to two to three months to complete.

"We've got to wait for phone records to come in, maybe to see if there were texts, phone calls, GPS, things of that nature that were going on at the time, just to see if we can gauge where she might have been headed," Joiner said.

Cooney was getting ready to earn her bachelor's degree from Florida State University as she had one semester left.

"Nora lived life to the fullest, and in her short 25 years, she probably lived more than most of us ever will," Caitlin Patrick, Cooney's older sister, said.

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