Victim identified in fatal Monday crash, wreck shuts down Hwy. 41
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A man who was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday night was identified Tuesday.

Georgia State Patrol Public Information Officer Gordy Wright said Ritchie Ford, 60, of Chamblee was killed when his pickup truck left the interstate and hit a tree. The crash occurred before 10 p.m. on Interstate 75 northbound at mile marker 300.

Ford had to be extricated from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, Bartow County Fire Department said Monday night.

Single-vehicle wreck shuts down Highway 41

A single-vehicle accident shut down both southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 41 Tuesday evening at 5:14 p.m.

According to Cartersville Fire Department Captain Mitchell Bagley, the cause of the wreck is still undetermined. However, he said it was apparent the vehicle rolled several times before it came to a rest in the middle of both southbound lanes just north of the Tennessee Street overpass.

There were three female occupants in the vehicle, Bagley said, and all were transported to Floyd Medical Center for treatment. One of the occupants had to be extracted from the vehicle.

One engine, one rescue vehicle and two emergency medical service vehicles were on scene until the wreck was cleared at 6:36 p.m.