Two Tragically Killed in Rollover Collision on U.S. 411 in Bartow County, Georgia
BARTOW COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported at ajc.com, two people were tragically killed in a rollover collision that occurred on U.S. Highway 411 in Bartow County, Georgia. The accident involved a single vehicle that reportedly crashed into a tree. Georgia State Patrol is managing the accident investigation.*
The collision took place by Alford Road on U.S. 411. Georgia State Patrol and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution report that a 2005 Jeep Cherokee was headed eastbound on the highway in the right lane and drifted into the left lane. The driver of the Jeep then overcorrected and traveled off the right side of the highway. Upon leaving the side of the road, the driver lost control of the vehicle.
The Jeep then began rolling and flipped over multiple times, according to Troopers, before crashing into a tree. It is not clear at this time what caused the driver to initially leave the right lane and then overcorrect. Troopers are investigating the cause of the accident and have not released detailed information regarding the circumstances of the collision.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that after the impact, the driver of the Jeep and a passenger in the Jeep were trapped in the vehicle. The Bartow County Fire Department reported that both victims needed to be extricated from the vehicle. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that both the driver and the passenger tragically died at the scene.
The news report identified the driver of the Jeep as a 56-year-old man from Cartersville, Georgia. The passenger was identified as a 22-year-old woman from Chattanooga. Authorities said that next-of-kin for the passenger have not yet been notified of the accident.
The eastbound side of U.S. 411 was closed down following the crash. The closure spanned from Rome to Cassville. It is not clear how long the roadway remained blocked.
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