Fatal Accident on U.S. Highway 27 in Floyd County
According to an online news report published on coosavalleynews.com, a 19-year-old woman from Armuchee was tragically killed in a three-vehicle collision Friday morning.*
The accident occurred along U.S. 27 and Cordle Road in U.S. Highway 27 in Floyd County.
The accident report states that the victim was traveling southbound in a Honda Civic. Beside her, another woman was driving beside her in a Jeep Wrangler. According to law enforcement, a third vehicle driving in front of the Jeep Wrangler slowed down to take a turn. The driver in the Jeep Wrangler suddenly swerved to avoid colliding with the vehicle in front of her. As the driver in the Jeep Wrangler swerved, the driver in the Jeep collided with driver in the Honda Civic. The impact caused the Honda Civic's driver to travel into oncoming traffic, and she was hit head-on by a northbound Nissan Altima.
The driver in the Nissan Altima was taken to a local area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening accident-related injuries.
The motor vehicle accident investigation is ongoing, and criminal charges are pending against one of the drivers. According to Gene Proctor, the Floyd County Coroner, the victim passed away due to multiple blunt force injuries.
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