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Fatal wreck also injured passenger
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Kelly Moore - photo by Photo provided.
A fatal, one-car wreck that claimed the life of Kelly Moore, 19, of Liberty County, at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, also injured her passenger, J.D. Yeomans, 22.
According to a Georgia State Patrol report read by GSP secretary Lynne Simpson, Moore was driving a 2000 silver Mitsubishi Eclipse on Highway 196 East, near the Rye Patch Road intersection.
GSP officials believe Moore lost control of her automobile, which crossed from the right lane over the center lane, traveling 389 feet across the highway before it struck a ditch. When the car hit the ditch, Simpson reported, it vaulted into the air and flipped, striking several pine trees.
Moore’s passenger, Yeomans, was ejected from the car.
Moore died at the scene, but she and Yeomans were taken by LifeStar helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
Hospital spokesman Michael Notrica said Thursday that Yeomans was listed in good condition.
According to GSP Trooper T. Gaskin, the car appeared to have been going at a high rate of speed.
The accident is still under investigation.
Moore graduated from Bradwell Institute in 2008. She was currently employed as a lifeguard at Corkan Pool on Fort Stewart.
She is survived by her parents, Kim and Tom Richards, brothers Justin Stafford and Perry Moore and sisters Tiffany and Christie Moore, all of Hinesville.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home in Flemington. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fleming Baptist Church.

Mike Riddle contributed to this story.
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