Sylvia Sheffield Holloway was flown by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center for injuries she received when she ran off a curve on Fincher Road, crossed the roadway and hit a mailbox before her Chevrolet S-10 came to a rest against another tree, according to Georgia State Patrol spokesperson Gordy Wright.
Wright said blood was drawn from the woman and sent for testing after drugs were suspected in the accident. Results are pending.
Tim Cavender, spokesman for Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, said emergency personnel responded to the single-vehicle accident shortly after 9 a.m. near the Sam Nelson Road intersection.
Battalion Chief Shane West said Holloway was trapped and had to be extricated from her truck.
“The driver had abdominal pain and also had injuries to her left arm and leg,” Cavender said.
Cavender said no other injuries were reported and no other vehicles were involved.
The accident continues to be investigated by the Georgia State Patrol.
This is not the first time the Waleska woman has made news lately.
Sylvia Holloway also was facing a theft by receiving stolen property charge for allegedly selling stolen jewelry, which she and her husband were accused of taking during two Clayton community burglaries, to a precious metal dealer in Cartersville, according to police report.
Both were arrested in May in Bartow County in connection with the crime.
The arrests happened just weeks before 27-year-old Joey Holloway died mysteriously at a Lumpkin County campsite last month. His death remains under investigation by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office.
At the time, Lt. Wesley Burnett, spokesman for the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, said Joey Holloway’s body was found June 9 about a half-mile from the Camp Merrill campsite on Forest Service Road 28-1.
Burnett told the Tribune that Joey Holloway indicated he was going on a walk the day before his body was discovered and never returned. His body was found Saturday afternoon along a nearby creek bank, Burnett said, adding officials did not suspect foul play.
Burnett was unable to be reached prior to press time regarding the status of the investigation.
Less than a month earlier, Joey Holloway was the driver in an April 20 single-car accident that injured his daughter and two stepdaughters after he drove off Highway 108 near James White Trail in Waleska and hit a tree.
His 2-year-old daughter was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with a skull fracture and then flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite’s Intensive Care Unit.
She was released after just five days in the hospital. His two stepdaughters, who were 4 and 7 years old, also recovered from their injuries, Sylvia Holloway told the Tribune about a week after the accident.
As of Tuesday, The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has yet to release the cause of that crash, as traffic investigators are still waiting for the toxicology report from the crime lab, Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, said.