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An Alabama driver was killed in a one vehicle wreck on Piedmont Highway heading back to their home state early this morning. 

According to Polk County Deputy Coroner Ivan Warner, driver Lindsay Conner, 25, of Piedmont, Ala., was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:08 a.m. after the wreck was discovered less than 20 minutes before. 

Georgia State Patrol officials said Connor had left the roadway in a curve, hit a mailbox and a embankment before the car flipped for more than 100 feet, ejecting Conner from the car, and coming to a rest in several small pine trees in a front yard on Piedmont Highway. 

No one else was involved or injured in the wreck. GSP has not yet completed their investigation. 

Previously posted at 3 p.m.:

Georgia State Patrol officials said a lone driver on Piedmont Highway was killed this morning in a wreck heading toward the Alabama state line.

Officials were still working to notify the next of kin before releasing information about the driver killed in the Polk County wreck during the early morning hours.

According to a release from the Georgia State Patrol, the driver was traveling west on Piedmont Highway while negotiating a slight right curve, crossed into the eastbound lane of travel and left the roadway.

The vehicle went more than 60 feet on the left shoulder before striking a mailbox, then shortly an embankment at 2785 Piedmont Highway. It vaulted across the highway, went nearly 70 feet before landing in the front yard of the Piedmont Highway home, and rotated end over end before striking several trees, one of which caused the vehicle to overturn and eject the driver. It went several dozen more feet before stopping.

No one else was injured during the wreck or other vehicles involved.

Polk County Deputy Coroner said that time of death was posted on the scene at 6:08 a.m., but he said that the wreck wasn't first reported until 5:50 a.m., and neighbors told police that they heard loud noises around an hour before the wreck was discovered.