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Woman Killed, Five People Injured in Vehicle Crash in Floyd County, Georgia

February 13, 2019

FLOYD COUNTY, GA. – A woman was killed, and five people were injured February 3 in a vehicle crash in Floyd County, Georgia, according to an online news report posted to Two of the injured people were children, one of whom sustained serious injuries.* 

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on February 3, a Ford Taurus was traveling south on Georgia Highway 101 in Floyd County. At Rockmart Road, a Honda Odyssey in front of the Taurus slowed down to turn into the Silver Creek Mini Mart. 

The driver of the Ford then pulled into the northbound lane of the highway to pass the Odyssey, where it traveled into the path of a northbound Ford F-250 truck. The Taurus and the F-250 then collided. The front of the F-250 crashed into front passenger’s side of the Taurus. 

Four people were inside the Taurus at the time. The driver of the Taurus, 35-year-old Mr. Slaton, of Rome, Georgia, and an unidentified 9-year-old passenger in the Taurus were injured and transported via ambulance to area hospitals for treatment. Charles Slaton was said to have suffered a concussion, and the child’s injuries were said to be minor. 

Mr. Slaton’s wife, 32-year-old Mrs. Slaton, of Rome, was in the front passenger’s seat of the Taurus and was critically injured. She had to be extricated from the vehicle and died of her injuries at a hospital. The Slatons’ 11-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the Taurus and was seriously injured. She was airlifted to a trauma center in Atlanta, Georgia, where her current condition is not known. 

Two people were inside the F-250, and they sustained minor injuries. They were identified as 58-year-old Mr. Gilmer, of Aragon, Georgia, and 55-year-old Mrs. Gilmer of Aragon. 

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