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38-year-old Kingston woman dies after being ejected from rolling vehicle

Distracted driving likely a factor in deadly Genoa rollover crash, sheriff says

GENOA – A 38-year-old Kingston woman died as her car rolled Monday morning on Genoa Road near Pleasant Hill Road, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

Kathleen M. Keaty, of the 100 block of South Main Street, was ejected from her 2007 Chevrolet Malibu as it rolled and was pronounced dead at the scene about 5:25 a.m., DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller said.

Keaty was not wearing her seat belt, according to the release.

The release stated she was going south on Genoa Road about 5 a.m. when the car drove onto the west shoulder, crossed to the east shoulder, came back onto the road and started to roll. The car ejected her before coming to rest on its wheels on the road.

“We believe it was distracted driving,” DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott said. “There was no alcohol or other substances involved to our knowledge.”

Miller said Keaty suffered massive injuries to her head and chest, and there will not be an autopsy. The coroner’s office will run toxicology tests, he said.

Officials continued to investigate the crash Monday afternoon

– Lindsay Gloor

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