Saturday update from GSP: On 05/15/20 at approximately, 6:18 p.m. the following occurred on Wildlife Trail in Floyd County. Vehicle 1, an all-terrain vehicle, was east on a dirt and gravel driveway of a private residence negotiating a curve to left. The driveway was on a grade. Vehicle 1 began to leave to driveway at a low angle departure. As vehicle 1 left the driveway it began to flip several times ejecting the driver and passenger. The passenger suffered fatal injuries as a result of the incident.
Driver- John Lively, 53 YOA of Rome
Passenger- Ronald Rohler, 61 YOA of Rome (deceased)
GSP Crash Report #C000697556 is not complete. Impairment is not suspected and there are no charges pending.
Friday evening: Floyd County Deputy Coroner Chris Giles has confirmed death of 61-year-old Ron Rohler of Floyd County died in the rollover accident. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The crash is still under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.
From Floyd County Police: The Georgia State Patrol will be the investigating agency for an ATV wreck that occurred off Fouche Gap and resulted in the death of one man. The driver suffered a leg injury and was transported to an area hospital. The Floyd County Police Department has requested GSP investigate the incident due to family relationship with the driver of the ATV and a member of the police department. John Lively, of Rome, was driving a Jeep rock crawler when it rolled down an embankment off Wildlife Trail, a residential street located off the mountain road called Fouche Gap. Lively is the brother of the police department’s patrol commander Carl Lively. The incident occurred around 6:21 p.m. The incident is still under investigation at this time.
Developing story: One person has been killed and another injured in an off-road vehicle accident in the Fouche Gap Road area, according to Sgt. Chris Fincher with Floyd County Police. The rock-crawler vehicle was trail-riding in the area of Wildlife Trail near Fouche Gap Road in the northern end of Floyd County. The vehicle went off the side of the trail and rolled down an embankment. The call came in around 6:21 p.m. to Floyd E-911. One person was pronounced dead on the scene and another transported to hospital with injuries. No other information is available at this time.