State Patrol: Rockmart woman, 59, dies following collision with semi-tractor trailer and a second truck in Cedartown early Wednesday.

State Patrol: Rockmart woman, 59, dies following collision with semi-tractor trailer and a second truck in Cedartown early Wednesday.

This Google Traffic snapshot from 8:50 a.m. Wednesday shows the wreck’s impact on local traffic.

From the Georgia State Patrol:

On Wednesday, March 11, at approximately 7:20 a.m., a 2006 Hyundai Sonata was traveling on Ga. 1 in the left turning lane that leads to the Ga. Connector. A semi-tractor trailer was traveling south on Ga. 1 in the right lane. The driver of Sonata failed to yield and made and improper turn, traveling west into the eastbound lane of the Ga. 6 Connector.

The front of the semi made impact to the right side of Sonata. After impact, the truck jackknifed and began rotating in a clockwise manner before leaving the south shoulder of the roadway and striking a yield sign. The Sonata then entered a ditch and struck an embankment. It rotated counter clockwise across the southbound lanes, through the grassy median, and then into the northbound lanes of GA 1.

A third vehicle, a Mack truck, was traveling on GA 1 in the right lane and struck the right side of Sonata as it entered the right lane. The Sonata then rotated clockwise a second time and came to an uncontrolled final rest in the left northbound lane of Ga. 1, facing north. After impact, the Mack truck continued northbound and traveled across the grassy median and through the southbound lanes of Ga. 1 where it struck a guardrail with its front.

After impact with the guardrail, the Sonata traveled down a steep embankment and came to an uncontrolled final rest in a ditch facing west. The driver, Carolyn Jackson, age 59 of Rockmart, was pronounced deceased on scene by the coroner.

The report is not complete.


1:15 P.M. UPDATE from WGAA:

An hours long cleanup wrapped up Wednesday afternoon after a logging tractor trailer and a passenger car collided earlier in the morning, resulting in the death of a 58-year-old woman.

Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier reports that Carolyn Jackson, 58 was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash and is expected to release more information as it becomes available.

 

PREVIOUSLY

For the second time in a week, one person has died in a car vs. semi-tractor trailer accident in Northwest Georgia. Last week, a Cartersville woman was killed; Wednesday morning, someone has died in a Cedartown collision.

The latest from WGAA 106.1 FM and 1340 AM:

One person is dead after an accident on the Cedartown Bypass at Rockmart Highway that occurred just after 7 am. Car vs. 18-wheeler. Officials say that the bypass will be closed for several hours. We will update with more information as it becomes available.

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