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Woman killed after getting out of car to check on accident

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Authorities say a driver who struck a car and tried to get out to help an injured person was struck and killed herself on Monday.

The Georgia State Patrol says a 52-year-old Toni Willis died on Camp Creek Parkway at the Welcome All Road Connector at around 7 a.m.

Police say a white Chevy Cavalier driven by Willis attempted to make a left turn onto Welcome All Road when she struck another vehicle. Authorities say when Willis got out of the Cavalier and attempted to cross the road to check on the second driver, she was struck and killed by an oncoming BMW.

The driver who hit the woman remained at the scene, authorities said.

Officials believe Willis wanted help the injured driver in the other car. An ambulance transported the injured driver in the second car to an area hospital.

Willis worked for the Department of Revenue in the Motor Vehicles Department, according to the GSP. Willis had worked there since she graduated high school.

"Toni Willis was an integral part of the DOR family and beloved by her colleagues. She always came to work with a loving spirit and infectious smile," said Vicki Lambert, the director of the Motor Vehicle Division in a statement.

Willis' father said she was the glue that held everything and everyone together.

"She's that type of lady. Anything she could for others, she would do it," said her father.

The GSP says no charges have been in connection with the fatality.

Willis lived in Decatur and is survived by her father.

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