Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023–7:03 p.m.
-Jeremy Stewart, Polk Standard Journal-
Cedartown Middle School is mourning the loss of a beloved faculty member and friend after he was killed in a wreck Tuesday afternoon near the school.
According to the Georgia State Patrol:
David Brown, 57, of Carrollton, was driving a Honda Accord going west on Collard Valley Road after leaving Cedartown Middle School. When he entered the intersection with the Cedartown Bypass, his car was struck by a Ford Bronco traveling north on the bypass that failed to stop at the red light.
The Accord was hit on the driver’s side and spun around counterclockwise. It drifted into the southbound lanes of the bypass and struck a Ram 3500 truck waiting at the red light before coming to a stop.
Brown was taken to Atrium Floyd Polk Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Bronco, Jamie Chavez-Lopez, 21, of Cedartown, was arrested and charged with second-degree vehicular homicide, failure to obey a traffic-control device, and driver to exercise due care — all of which are misdemeanors.
She remained in jail Wednesday morning on a $6,000 bond.