A black Infiniti G37 was traveling west on Old Alabama Road when the vehicle left the roadway, traveled down an embankment and overturned several times landing near Pumpkinvine Creek on its top. The female passenger was ejected, according to Bartow County Fire Department.
The driver of the car, Richard Wesley Kelley, 42, of Cartersville, was injured. The passenger, Taryn Elizabeth McCormack, 24, of Cartersville, died at the scene.
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A three-vehicle accident at Highway 41 and Zena Drive in Cartersville resulted in seven injuries Friday evening, which required one victim to be airlifted to Kennestone Hospital.
Four other victims were transported to Cartersville Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, CPD Public Information Officer Capt. Mark Camp said in an email. The remaining victims were treated at the scene by EMS.
The accident, Camp confirmed, occurred in the southbound lanes approaching Home Depot at around 6:30 p.m.
The southbound lanes were expected to re-open at 8 p.m. Friday, Camp said. No other information — names of victims or status of the victim at Kennestone — were available as of press time.
The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy involved in an accident at Highway 41 and Center Road was not seriously injured.
Home lost in Friday blaze
A single family residence at 16 Wofford St., Cartersville, will probably be deemed a total loss following a Friday fire, according to Cartersville Fire Department Lt. Luke Young.
The blaze began in the rear of the home in a laundry room, Young said, although the origin remains under investigation.
Stations 1 and 3 and squad 4 were dispatched at 12:29 p.m. and went back in service at 3:38 p.m.
The residents were home but were not injured.
Turkey breaks into home
A Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to Spring Place Road in reference to a burglar alarm on Thursday, unaware that a turkey was the culprit.
Once on scene, the deputy saw a turkey in the living room and a large broken window. There was broken glass along with turkey waste and feathers throughout the house.
Animal control was called to remove the turkey from the residence but, upon arrival, was unable to locate the turkey.