Friday, May 10, 2013
The single vehicle accident occurred Thursday afternoon just north of Canton
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle accident that took the life of a Jasper man in Cherokee County. The accident occurred along Highway 140 near Sam Nelson Road between Canton and Waleska Thursday afternoon. Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded to the accident around 4:45 p.m. and found 28-year-old Guy Russell Railing, Jr outside the vehicle. Gordy Wright, a Georgia State Patrol spokesperson, said Railing lost control of the vehicle while "negotiating" a curve and veered off the road. The car then struck an embankment and overturned multiple times. Railing was ejected from the car. A 33-year-old female passenger was able to get out the vehicle and stayed with the driver when emergency crews arrived …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The accident occurred near the entrance of the Georgia National Cemetery west of Canton.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the cause of seven-vehicle accident that occured Friday morning on Highway 20/Knox Bridge Highway near the entrance of the Georgia National Cemetery. Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded to the call at 10:30 a.m. and when emergency personnel arrived on the scene, they discovered the accident involved Kia Optima, a BMW, Toyota Scion, Nissan Maxima, a Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla and a Ford pickup truck. The Kia, BMW and Toyota Corolla had major damage and the remaining vehicles sustained minor damages. However, drivers and passengers in the vehicles only received minor injuries. The driver and passenger of the BMW were headed to a memorial service at the cemetery when the accident …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
A motorcycle collided with a minivan on Lower Bethany Road north of Canton Friday night.
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday night in northern Cherokee County. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident happened around 8:40 p.m. Friday on Lower Bethany Road near Hornage Road north of Canton in the Clayton community. A motorcycle traveling southbound on Lower Bethany Road veered into the northbound lane and struck a Chrysler Town and Country minivan on the left side of the vehicle. Trooper Brown (who did not want to provide his first name) said the driver of the motorcycle suffered head and leg injuries. "As far as I know there was nothing life threatening at the time," he said of the motorcycle driver's injuries. He was transported to Atlanta Medical Center where he was listed in stable …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The driver was the only person involved in the accident that occurred between Canton and Ball Ground.
CORRECTION (2:30 p.m., Tuesday): According to Luca Garovi's adopted mother, he was a resident of Peoria, AZ and not California. Garovi was working with the Swiss embassy in Atlanta at the time of his death. Garovi was originally from Bern, Switzerland. UPDATE (11:40 a.m.): The Georgia State Patrol has identified the driver of the gold Ford Explorer as 28-year-old Luca Garovi of Orcutt, CA. ORIGINAL STORY: The driver of a Ford Explorer was killed on Interstate 575 northbound between Canton and Ball Ground in a single-vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon, authorities say. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the Explorer left the right side of the roadway at Bethany Road and struck a bridge pillar, killing the driver. The Georgia State …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Winston Keith Wiggins, 45, of Woodstock, faces DUI, fleeing and eluding police, speeding and aggravated assault charges after allegedly running a Bartow County road block.
Authorities say a Woodstock man ran a road block Saturday night in Bartow County, leading officers on chase that ended in a crash in Cobb County. Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said Winston Keith Wiggins, 45, was arrested after he allegedly failed to stop at Old Alabama and Bates roads near Emerson where troopers and Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies were conducting a license check. The Nissan Titan he was driving crashed on Interstate 75 at Canton Road in Cobb County after authorities attempted a traffic stop, Wright added. Wiggins faces a number of charges, including felony fleeing and attempting to elude, DUI, two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, reckless driving and speeding—120 mph in a 70 …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Friends and family will say goodbye Cortney Jade King on Tuesday.
The Waleska woman who died in a one-car accident Saturday afternoon will be laid to rest tomorrow. Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel inside South Canton Funeral Home for Cortney Jade King, 24, who died from injuries she suffered in a one-car accident along Highway 108/Fincher Road near Ammons Road just east of Waleska. She will be buried at Mt. Olive Baptist Church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking contributions be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. The Georgia State Patrol responded to a single car crash around 1:35 p.m. in which the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle King was driving ran off the road and hit several trees. GSP Spokesperson Gordy Wright said King, who had her five-year-…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Cortney Jade King was traveling with her five-year-old niece Saturday afternoon when her car ran off the road and hit several trees.
A one-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Waleska woman early Saturday afternoon, but spared the life of a child passenger. The Georgia State Patrol responded to a single car crash around 1:35 p.m. on Highway 108/Fincher Road near Ammons Road east of Waleska where a 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle had run off the road and hit several trees. GSP Spokesperson Gordy Wright said the driver, identified as 24-year-old Cortney Jade King, was traveling eastbound when her vehicle ran off the road. Wright said King over-corrected, left the roadway and hit several trees. King, who was not wearing her seat belt, died at the scene from her injuries. Alexis King, King's five-year-old niece, was properly restrained in a booster seat, and was transported …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Georgia State Patrol reported its troopers investigated 586 accidents as of daybreak yesterday, Jan. 2.
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Thursday, January 3
Georgia State Troopers have investigated more crashes during this New Year's holiday than last year, with injuries rising above New Year's 2012 levels, and almost as many deaths – six so far this year, compared to seven last year . The GSP investigated three of the fatal traffic accidents, with local agencies investigating the other three. Troopers have investigated 585 accidents as of daybreak today, Jan. 1, which included 266 injuries and three deaths. During last year's entire 102-hour holiday, the Department of Public Safety investigated 296 accidents. Those accidents included 172 injuries and 7 deaths. Deaths have been investigated by the following Troop locations and local agencies: The fatal crashes investigated by the Georgia …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The man, identified as 19-year-old Brandon Paul Mitcheltree, was fatally hit Thursday morning while walking along East Cherokee Drive.
A pedestrian was hit and killed Thursday morning along one of Cherokee County's busiest thoroughfares. Brandon Paul Mitcheltree, 19, of Canton, was fatally struck this morning shortly before 7 a.m. while walking along East Cherokee Drive near Berry Patch Road, Georgia State Patrol Spokesperson Gordy Wright said. State troopers responded to the scene of the accident at 6:51 a.m., which occurred near the Hickory Flat community. Mitcheltree was walking southbound with traffic in the travel lane when a PT Cruiser, driven by Joseph Michael Homesley, 21 of Canton, rounded a curve and hit Mitchelpree, Wright added. Mitcheltree died at the scene. Homesley did not see Mitcheltree in the roadway. Wright said no charges will be filed in the …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The Georgia State Patrol reports its troopers have investigated 456 crashes with 191 injuries.