Chante Beavers killed in traffic accident

Talladega College Director of Public Relations Mary Sood issued a press release Tuesday afternoon saying the college community “is deeply saddened to learn that Chante Beavers, a junior majoring in criminal justice, died in a car accident in Madison, Georgia.”

TALLADEGA -- A 21-year-old Talladega College student was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Georgia on Tuesday morning.

Talladega College Director of Public Relations Mary Sood issued a press release Tuesday afternoon saying the college community “is deeply saddened to learn that Chante Beavers, a junior majoring in criminal justice, died in a car accident in Madison, Georgia.”

According to a release issued by the Georgia State Patrol, the accident occurred on Interstate 20 at mile marker 108 at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday.

Beavers was eastbound in the right-hand lane when she “left approximately 15 feet of gradual skid marks on the asphalt from the right lane of travel to the south side of the interstate. As (the vehicle) traveled down the embankment, it rotated clockwise until it was facing south.”

The vehicle eventually struck a tree, and Beavers was ejected about 20 feet, according to the report. She was not wearing a seat belt.

There was no evidence of drugs or alcohol found, and no evidence that use of a cellphone might have been a contributing factor, according to the report.

According to the police report, Beavers had been living in Pell City when she died. According to her own Facebook page, she was originally from Detroit. She had worked as a server at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Pell City since 2016.

Funeral information was not available Tuesday evening.

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