Fatal wreck in Polk County

January 21, 2021–10:34 p.m.


Two people were killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger car on Highway 27 in Polk County Thursday.

Cedartown High School Student Grace Reed and her younger sister Ava were killed in the wreck that occurred at around 4 p.m.

The tractor-trailer ended up the yard of a residence at the intersection of Youngs Farm Rd. and Highway 27.

From the Georgia State Patrol Public Information Office:

On January 21, at approximately 4 p.m., Grace Reed was driving a 2005 Honda Accord, attempting to turn left from GA 1 southbound onto Youngs Farm Rd eastbound.

As Ms. Reed turned left she entered the path of a 2019 Freightliner tractor-trailer that was traveling in the left lane of GA 1 northbound.

The right side of Ms. Reed’s vehicle then made contact with the front of the tractor-trailer.

After impact, both vehicles left the east side of the road where the Honda overturned onto its roof.

The Honda then became trapped underneath the tractor-trailer.

Both occupants of the Honda, Grace Reed, age 16, and Ave Reed, age 12, were deceased at the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries and was transported to Redmond Medical.


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