A deadly string of accidents in Northwest Georgia continued Monday with a fatal accident killing a Rome man near Calhoun. The latest:
From the Georgia State Patrol: This crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. Vehicle # 1 (a pickup truck) was traveling eastbound on Ga. 53 Spur. Vehicle # 2 (a single-unit box truck) was traveling westbound on GA 53 Spur. Vehicle # 1, for a unknown reason, crossed three lanes of traffic and entered the westbound lane of Ga. 53 Spur, striking vehicle # 2 head on. Both vehicles came to an uncontrolled final rest in the right westbound lane of Ga. 53 Spur. The driver of Vehicle #1, Joseph S. Hutchens, 44, of Rome, was fatally injured.
From Gordon County Fire and Rescue: “Major motor vehicle crash on Ga. 53 Spur. Entire roadway is closed to through traffic. Avoid the area. You will not be let through. Recommend taking Experiment Station Road (in front of Georgia Northwestern Technical College) over to Ga. 53.
According to the Georgia State Patrol:
This crash occurred around 1 p.m. on May 6. Vehicle #1, a 2006 Dodge Stratus, was traveling eastbound on Gore Subligna Road. Vehicle #2, a motorcycle, was traveling westbound on Gore Subligna Road. The driver of the Dodge failed to maintain its lane, crossing the center yellow line into the westbound lane. Vehicle #1 struck vehicle #2 in the front end with its front end.
Driver #1 – Alexander Pysher, 27, of Summerville
Driver #2 – Windom Frank Willis, 74, of Dalton (fatally injured)
Charges are pending the completion of the follow-up investigation by the GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.
One person is dead following a two-vehicle accident at 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Alabama Highway at Avery Road. Deputy Floyd County Coroner Brent Whatley identified the fatal victim as 65-year-old Sandra Gilreath of Alabama Highway. According to Floyd County Police, Gilreath’s vehicle was traveling toward Rome. A Ford Mustang was in the turn lane, stopped and waiting to turn onto South Avery Road. For unknown reasons, Gilreath drifted into the turn lane, striking the Mustang head-on. The driver and two passengers in the Mustang were able to walk away from the wreck with minor injuries and were taken to the hospital by private vehicle.