Fatal Crash in Cedartown involving Car and an 18-wheeler

March 11, 2020–11:30 a.m.


One person is dead after a Wednesday morning wreck involving a car and an 18-wheeler on the Cedartown Bypass at Rockmart Highway.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, a 2006 Hyundai Sonata was traveling on GA 1 in the left turning lane that leads to the GA 6 Connector.

A tractor-trailer was traveling south on GA 1 in the right lane.

The driver of Hyundai failed to yield and made an improper turn, traveling west into the eastbound lane of the GA 6 Connector.

The front of the tractor-trailer made impact to the right side of the 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.

It then entered a ditch and struck an embankment.

The Hyundai rotated counter-clockwise across the southbound lanes, through the grassy median, and then into the northbound lanes of GA 1.

A Mack truck was traveling on GA 1 in the right lane and struck the right side of Hyundai as it entered the right lane.

it 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 Hyundai 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.

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