UPDATE: Taylor County teen dies from car crash in Fort Valley

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UPDATE  9 a.m. Monday

FORT VALLEY, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – According to Peach County Coroner Kerry Rooks, 18-year-old Kendall Ratliff of Taylor County, passed away on Monday morning’s car crash on Highway 96 in Fort Valley.

Rooks says Ratliff was ejected from the car as she was not wearing her seat belt. Rooks pronounced her death around 6 a.m. Monday at Medical Center Navicent Health of Peach County.


FORT VALLEY, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – A fatal car crash has blocked all lanes on Highway 96 at Brock Road in Fort Valley.

The Georgia Department of Transportation tweeted about the crash around 8:30 a.m. Monday. GDOT estimates it will take 2 hours to clean up.

GDOT asks drivers to use other routes.

A post on Fort Valley’s Department of Public Safety’s Facebook page says the crash happened in front of Pure Flavor’s Greenhouse.

Stay with 41NBC for updates on this story.

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