TOOMBS COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — Shalada Nelson, of Lyons, Georgia, has been identified as the victim in a Monday afternoon fatal vehicle crash in Toombs County.

Nelson, 40, was killed in a single-vehicle crash involving a possible medical emergency in Uvalda on Monday.


According to reports, Nelson was operating a Ford Fusion on Cedar Crossing Vidalia Road near J.P. Milligan Road in Uvalda, when she contacted a family member to say she was experiencing chest pains and was attempting to drive herself to the hospital. The Ford then exited the roadway and came into contact with a tree around 3:15 p.m. Monday.

Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe it’s possible Nelson may have had a medical issue that caused her to wreck.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Toombs County is a county located in the east central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 27,030. The county seat is Lyons and the largest city is Vidalia. The county was created on August 18, 1905. Toombs County is part of the Vidalia, Georgia Micropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.