Funeral Sunday for Alto woman killed in pedestrian accident

Family and friends will gather this weekend for a memorial service for Crystal Ann Thomas. The 37-year-old Alto woman died Wednesday after being struck by a pickup truck as she walked along the Level Grove exit ramp in Cornelia.

Thomas was employed at Wendy’s. In her obituary, her family described her as a “people person” with a “humorous personality.”

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Thomas was walking south on the Level Grove northbound exit ramp shortly after 6 p.m. on September 13 when the truck hit her. State troopers did not file any charges against the driver.

Ashley Sutton says she was Thomas’ next-door neighbor. She was on her way to pick up Thomas after work when the accident happened.

“She had just got off work. She said she needed a ride. I told her I was on my way,” said Sutton. “I feel so bad. I got there, and she had got hit. My heart is so broken.”

Many in the community knew Thomas from her work at local restaurants.

“She was such a sweet person,” says Stacy Owenby, one of many who paid tribute to the mother of three on social media following the news of her death.

Thomas is survived by her son and two daughters. A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, at New Vision Worship Center in Baldwin.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

Crystal Ann Thomas obituary


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