At approximately 4:11 a.m., officers and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the area of Hines Road at Blossom View Drive for the report of a collision. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2000 Ford Explorer was traveling east on Hines Road (towards Georgia Avenue) when for reasons still under investigation, it left the roadway just prior to Blossom View Drive and struck a tree and light support pole.
The 29-year-old driver was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The 43-year-old female passenger was declared deceased at the scene of the collision.
Detectives are investigating the possibility that alcohol may have been a factor in this fatal collision.