Crash kills woman in Murray County Saturday night

A Chatsworth woman is dead after speeding and crashing into an SUV with a mother and her four children inside on Saturday evening. (Image: MGN)

The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) says a Chatsworth woman is dead after speeding and crashing into an SUV with a mother and her four children inside on Saturday evening.

Investigators say 35-year-old Olivia Mechelle Craig was speeding at 79 miles-per-hour in a 55 mph zone, traveling westbound just before 6:30 p.m. on GA 282 when she came to a curve in the road.

The GSP says she crossed the center line and collided head-on with an Infiniti SUV carrying a mother and her four children.

Olivia was killed in the crash, which was caught on a trooper's in-camera video.

The GSP suspect that Olivia Craig was driving under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash. The 2012 Dodge Avenger she drove was not hers.

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36-year-old Jennifer Marie Shofner and her children were injured and transported to Hamilton Medical Center.

Erlanger Medical Center says the 11-year-old and 2-year-old are both in critical condition.

Shofner, the 9-year-old and 5-year-old are in fair condition.

Related | Mother, 4 daughters survive crash in Chatsworth


NewsChannel 9 is working to learn more details about this story. Depend on us to keep you posted.

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