Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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June 19, 2006

Bride dies on wedding day accident

VIENNA — It was supposed to be the happiest day of their lives, but for a Dooly County couple, their wedding day turned into sheer tragedy.

On Saturday, 30-year-old Cocilla Walker Lundy and her fiancé were united in marriage during a fairytale wedding in Vienna. Complete with a horse-drawn carriage which paraded the newlyweds around the courthouse square in downtown Vienna, the couple was excited to share in the occasion with dozens of family members and friends.

Following their reception which lasted well into the night, the couple decided to go to Cordele for a late-night meal.

According to Trooper David Grantham, the couple came to Krystal’s to eat, but due to a large crowd waiting for their food, they decided to head back to Dooly County.

As they entered the Dooly County line on Interstate 75 near milepost 105, Walker, who was driving the 1996 Ford Explorer, apparently ran off the west shoulder of the highway which in turn caused the SUV to overturn several times.

“From what I can tell, I think she ran off the road and it got sideways and just started flipping,” said Grantham. “It looks to me like they flipped five to seven times and Mrs. Lundy was ejected. She still had her wedding dress on.”

Mrs. Lundy’s new husband received cuts and scrapes, but refused to be taken to the hospital for treatment. Neither of the two were wearing seatbelts.

“I don’t know what kept him in there,” said Grantham.

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