The early Wednesday crash on Interstate 75 in Cartersville killed the drivers of two tractor-trailers and a passenger in one of the trucks.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Officials with the Georgia State Patrol Wednesday night released the names of three men killed in an early morning crash on Interstate 75 that shut down the Cartersville roadway for hours. GSP spokesman Gordy Wright said the three people killed were: The crash followed a series of events that began about 1:50 a.m. with a big rig running off the road. Both trucks caught fire and the interstate in both directions was shut down near Cass-White Road, exit 296, Wright said. Here's what happened, according to Wright: A northbound tractor-trailer left the roadway on the left shoulder, struck a guardrail, then hit a concrete pillar support for an overhead sign structure on the southbound side. The truck then rolled onto its side and caught fire. …
George Carroll of Acworth faces two misdemeanor charges in connection with the crash on Highway 41 in Bartow County that killed Andrew Pray, a worship pastor at West Ridge Church.
Emerson Police on Monday lodged charges against the man who was driving the charter bus that struck and killed West Ridge Church worship pastor Andrew Pray in Bartow County a day before Thanksgiving. George Carroll, 77, of Acworth, was arrested and faces two misdemeanor charges—second-degree vehicular homicide and following too closely—Police Chief Stan Bradley told Cartersville Patch. On his Facebook page, Pray, an Arkansas native, described himself as an avid cyclist, as well as “[an] aspiring cook, sports fan, cereal lover, and saved by the grace of God.” Bradley said Pray's bicycle and the charter bus—which was new and being tested by Carroll and a mechanic—were approaching Red Top Mountain Road on Highway 41 northbound when "for some …
One vehicle was involved in the crash that shut down Highway 411 outside Cartersville. The driver was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital.