Saturday morning update: The Tempo’s passenger, June Butler, age 78 of Adairsville, is the deceased in the South Bridge Dr. crash.
From Georgia State Patrol: On Sept. 7, at approximately 10:00 a.m., GSP was requested by the Cartersville Police Department to investigate a fatal two-car crash at GA 3 (Hwy. 41) and South Bridge Drive. A black Honda Accord was traveling north on GA 3 in the left turn lane. A gold Ford Tempo was traveling south on GA 3 in the right lane. Evidence showed that the black Honda Accord failed to yield while turning left. The Tempo struck the right side of the Accord with its front. The Tempo’s passenger died of injuries shortly after the crash. The driver of the Tempo, Anthony Upton, age 52 of Cartersville, was transported to Kennestone Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Accord, Sharon Bryson, age 52 of Cartersville, was transported to Cartersville Medical Center with minor injuries. The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is conducting a follow-up investigation. Charges are pending.
Earlier on Friday, a 54-year-old Acworth man was critically injured in a motorcycle crash on Hwy. 41 at Gentilly Boulevard. According to the Georgia State Patrol, on Sept. 7, at approximately 7:00 a.m., GSP was requested by the Cartersville Police Department to investigate a serious injury, crash. The two-vehicle crash between a pickup and motorcycle occurred on GA 3 at the intersection with Gentilly Boulevard. A motorcycle driven by Andrew Durham, age 54 of Acworth, was traveling south on GA 3. A blue Chevrolet Avalanche was traveling north on GA 3 and was attempting a left turn toward Gentilly Blvd. The Avalanche entered the intersection to turn left. Mr. Durham’s motorcycle struck the right side of the Avalanche in the intersection. Mr. Durham suffered serious injuries and was flown by EMS to Atlanta Medical Center, where he is in critical condition. The driver of the Avalanche, Steven Fowler, age 56 of Murrayville, was not injured. Evidence showed that the Avalanche failed to yield while turning left at the intersection. Charges are pending. The report is not complete.