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Local woman killed in Florida crash

Tori Lynn Lovett

A young Cairo woman was killed and a young Whigham man is in the hospital after a tragic car accident in Florida Sunday night.
Tori Lynn Lovett, 23, was driving a 2005 Cadillac CTS when it crashed in Taylor County, Fla., around 10:30 p.m., Sunday. Ms. Lovett died when she was ejected from the car.
Stephen Taylor Edwards, 24, was a passenger in the front seat. He was listed in fair condition Tuesday afternoon at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
The couple were driving East on U.S. 98 when Lovett attempted to pass another vehicle, according to information from the Florida Highway Patrol. It states Lovett lost control of the Cadillac for unknown reasons and the car overturned on the north shoulder. The car collided with a power pole and continued overturning multiple times, the information states. Ms. Lovett was not wearing a seat belt at the time and was ejected from the car after it hit the power pole. Mr. Edwards was wearing a seat belt, but was trapped in the front seat. He was taken to Tallahassee Memorial with critical injuries at the time.
In addition to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, Taylor County Fire and Rescue and TCEC Electric responded to the accident scene.
Memorial services for Tori Lynn Lovett, 23, of Cairo, Ga., will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Eastside Baptist Church, Cairo, with the Rev. Carl Harrell officiating. Ms. Lovett passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.
Ms. Lovett was born on Jan. 17, 1989, to John L. Lovett and the late Rebecca Lynn Turner Harrell. Tori was a Pharmaceutical Tech with Cox Pharmacy in Cairo and a member of Eastside Baptist Church.
Clark Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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