HEFLIN, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Transportation officials are
lowering the speed limit on Interstate 20 from Oxford to the
Georgia state line following the death of a South Carolina woman.
Jo Maureen Fisher of Goose Creek was killed when she was hit by a rock kicked up from a pothole.
The speed limit will drop from 70 mph to 55 mph from mile marker 182 to the state line. Extra troopers will patrol the stretch.
Fisher died in a Birmingham hospital Tuesday, hours after a vehicle hit a pothole and threw a rock that passed through the windshield of the car Fisher was in and struck her in the head.
Troy Goodman, a UAB Hospital spokesman, says the family wanted people to know that Fisher was an organ donor.
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