Couple Killed in Two-Vehicle Wreck in Cherokee County, Georgia

January 12, 2019

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA. – A couple was killed in a two-vehicle wreck in Cherokee County, Georgia, according to an online news report from*

Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Chestnut Bypass and East Main Street in Cherokee County. The driver of one of the cars, 82-year-old Jerry Cox Sr., of Centre, Georgia, died at the scene, according to the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office. His wife, 81-year-old Patricia Cox, was riding in the vehicle with him and was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. She died at the hospital. 

The driver of the other vehicle, 58-year-old Charles Owen Lang, of Lyerly, Georgia, was not seriously injured. According to the Centre Police Department, Lang was arrested at the scene for driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance. He was charged with two counts of manslaughter. He is currently being held in jail. 

The circumstances of the crash have not yet been released. The Floyd Emergency Medical Services, Centre Police Department, Centre Fire Department, Cherokee County Rescue Squad, and Cherokee County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene. The investigation is ongoing, and no additional information has been released at this time. 

According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, traffic accidents in Cherokee County are on the rise. In 2012, 3,067 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 785 injuries and 18 deaths. By 2016, the total number of accidents more than doubled, growing to 6,646. These accidents led to 1,427 injuries and seven deaths. 

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