Carrabelle woman dies in crash on island

Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 at 09:47 AM.

A 36-year-old Carrabelle woman died early Sunday morning after her car overturned near the entrance of St. George Plantation.

Ashley Marie Nichols, 36, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Franklin County emergency medical staff, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report, filed by Cpl. Matthew Kirkland.

The report said Nichols, driving a 1992 Acura Legend, was traveling west on Gulf Beach Drive about 3:20 a.m. when she failed to negotiate a curve at the entrance to the St. George Plantation, near Leisure Lane.

The vehicle traveled off the roadway onto the south shoulder, and overturned, striking several trees and ejecting Nichols, before coming to rest on its roof facing easterly.

The highway patrol was assisted on scene by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Franklin County EMS, and the St. George Island Fire Department.

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