State patrol: Cedartown woman killed, two Floyd County women injured in collision Thursday afternoon.

State patrol: Cedartown woman killed, two Floyd County women injured in collision Thursday afternoon.

 

Above: Graphic accident summary from the Georgia State Patrol. Below: Ping map of the general accident scene.

 

A 28-year-old Cedartown woman is dead and two Floyd County women injured following a collision in southwest Polk County on Thursday afternoon, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

The accident report shows:

  • Killed was Courtney Danielle Winkles, 29, the driver of the Volkswagen Beetle.
  • Injured were Connie L. Mills, 46, and Margaret Rogers-Mills, 26, both of Fosters Mill Road address. Both were taken to Floyd Medical Center for treatment. Connie Mills was discharged Thursday evening.

The state patrol says:

A 2004 Volkswagen Beetle driven by Winkles was traveling southbound on Esom Hill Road, approaching the intersection of Prior Station Road. A 2011 Buick Enclave, driven by Connie Mills, was traveling westbound on Prior Station Road. The vehicles collided at the intersection.

The results of the investigation show that as Winkles failed to stop at a stop sign and her Beetle struck the front of the Buick with the front left side. After impact, the VW left the south side of the roadway, overturned and struck a ditch. Winkles was ejected.

After being struck, the Buick left the south side of the roadway and struck a ditch with its undercarriage.

“Investigation of the scene revealed gouge marks that started in the westbound lane, crossed over the eastbound lane, and ended at the south side of the roadway. This shows the impact occurred in the westbound lane. It was observed that the VW’s speedometer was stuck at 85 mph. No braking or yaw marks were located at the scene. Impact damage was located on the front of the Buick and the front left side of VW. Both vehicles came to a final rest on the south side of the roadway in a ditch. The Buick was facing northbound and the VW was facing eastbound.

Damage on the right side of the VW and dirt observed on its roof show that it left the roadway and overturned. Winkles had been ejected from her vehicle and came to a final rest in the southbound ditch, near the Buick.

The investigating trooper also observed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Winkles and her vehicle.

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