A 42-year-old Rome woman died in a Sunday afternoon accident on Watson Street. She’s been identified as Heather A. Shelley, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Connie Chandler.
The Rome News-Tribune reports the investigation is being treated as a hit-and-run and is being investigated by Rome Police.
Shelley was among 19 people who died in traffic accidents in Georgia during the 78-hour long Labor Day holiday weekend. Georgia State Patrol investigated 331 traffic crashes that resulted in 176 injuries and 13 fatalities in 11 crashes. In addition to crash investigations, troopers and motor carrier officers wrote 8,854 citations, 10,112 warnings, and arrested 309 motorists for driving under the influence. Citations were also given for 1,077 seat belt, 169 child restraint, 4,601 speeding and 541 distracted driving violations.
Other agencies working fatal accidents included Rome Police, Atlanta Athens-Clarke, Cobb County, College Park and Suwanee police.
During the 2019 Labor Day weekend, 10 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in Georgia.