The latest: The Armuchee school community and first responders in Cedar Bluff as well as Northwest Georgia are mourning two people killed in a traffic accident in Chattooga County on Sunday evening. Another child, a 10-year-old boy, continues under advanced medical care at a Chattanooga hospital as the investigation into the accident continues by the Georgia State Patrol.
Friends continue to leave memorial notes on the Facebook page of the father, Chris Williams. We’ll have updates on funeral and memorial services as they become available. Floyd County Schools had grief counselors available on Monday and likely will today and into the rest of the week.
Updates from the Georgia State Patrol:
On Sept. 8, at approximately 5:25 p.m., a 2008 Honda Civic was traveling south on Ga 114. The driver, Christopher Williams, age 47, of Cedar Bluff, Ala., failed to maintain lane, traveling off the west shoulder of the roadway. The driver jerked the wheel causing the vehicle to rotate counter-clockwise and cross both lanes of travel before leaving the roadway off the east shoulder.
The Honda continued to rotate down the east embankment, striking a tree and fence with the right passenger pillar area. The Honda came to an uncontrolled rest off the east shoulder of Ga 114. Upon arrival, the three occupants were being extracted by fire personnel.
The occupant in the front passenger seat, Adyson William, age 13, was pronounced dead on the scene. It was determined Mr. Williams was the victim’s father. He was unresponsive and transported to Floyd Medical Center. A third occupant in the back seat, Aiden Williams, age 10, was airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center.
This is an on-going investigation by the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.
From Puckett EMS, where Chris worked:
“We are saddened by the news of the loss of one of our part time AEMT’s. Chris Williams was in a tragic car wreck last night that took his life and the life of his daughter. His son was also critically injured in the wreck as well and is currently at Erlanger Children’s. We ask that you keep his family in your prayers during this horrible tragedy. We also ask that you keep our Brothers and Sisters of Puckett EMS in your prayers as they lost a coworker and friend. Chris was a full time employee with Puckett EMS.”
Sad news out of the Armuchee community this Monday morning.
Floyd County Schools officials confirm an eighth-grade student at Armuchee Middle School, Ady Williams, has died following a traffic accident. Also gone is the father, Chris. A second child, Aiden, is hospitalized.Grief counselors are at the school today and possibly will be on hand later into the week.
In addition, this note has been posted on the Armuchee High Football Facebook page:
“The Armuchee Football Family would like to express our heartbreak, love, support and prayers for the family of Armuchee Middle School eight-grader Ady Williams. Ady and her father Chris were lost in a car wreck on Sunday. Ady’s younger brother Aiden, a member of our PeeWee football team, is in the hospital. Let’s all life up a prayer for the families and for Aiden. #IAManINDIAN #TRIBEMEANSFAMILY”
Sources say it was an accident in Chattooga County.
WZQZ 99.1 FM and 1180 AM reports there was a “serious accident on Highway 114 (that) closed the road for a period of time on Sunday evening. According to reports, the accident happened in the 8000 block of the Lyerly Highway, which is between Ragland Road and Sardis Baptist Church. A vehicle left the roadway and crashed into the ditch on the side of the highway. Three people were trapped inside the car, including two children. The accident happened around 5:30 p.m.”
An updated report confirmed one fatality from that wreck.
We’ll have additional updates later today.