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Columbus woman killed in automobile accident

Betty Ashmore, 65, of Columbus was killed in an automobile accident on Reese Road Monday evening.

Ashmore was the passenger in a car driven by Robin Holmes. It was struck head on around 6:30 p.m. by a pickup truck driven by Robert Mote.

Police say Mote crossed the center line but no charges have been filed yet as the investigation is continuing.

Columbus Coroner James Dunnavant said the Ashmore was pronounced dead at 7:13 p.m. at the Medical Center. He said she probably died from blunt trauma to the chest and head. The body has been sent to the lab in Atlanta.

Mote and Holmes both suffered injuries and were taken to the Medical Center.

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