June 19, 2021

GSP Reports 15 Holiday Fatalities including several from Carroll Co. Area

Georgia State Patrol media spokesperson Gordy Wright reports that there were 15 fatalities statewide over the holiday weekend which officially began at 6 p.m. Wednesday night and lasted through midnight Sunday.

The death toll was an increase from 2010 when there were 13 reported highway deaths. Four of these fatalities occurred in the Carroll County area and police are asking for the public’s help in one of these accidents.

Sunday at around 3 p.m., Kyle Alden Lee, age 24 from Temple died in a crash on Sandhill Shady Grove Road when the 2008 Toyota Yaris he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree.

The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team from Forsyth is also involved in this investigation and has asked for the public’s help in locating a driver and vehicle in the area at the time of the crash.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen a White Mazda 626 in the area around the time of the crash or anyone who may know the identity of the Mazda driver, described as black male with dreadlocks, to contact either GSP Villa Rica at 770-459-3661 or the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team in Forsyth at 478-993-4309.

Troopers want to interview the driver as a possible witness to the crash.

The first fatal accident took place Thursday afternoon around 3:35 p.m. in Carroll County, when James Kenneth Williams, age 47, from Carrollton was killed in a motorcycle crash on Sandhill Hickory Level Road north of Hominy Creek Road.  Williams lost control of his 1996 Honda in a curve, left the roadway and hit a guard rail.

The same evening at around 8:10 p.m., one person was killed in a single-vehicle crash at the roundabout at Georgia Highway 5 and Georgia Highway 166.

A 2006 Dodge Caravan being driven by Helen L. Collins, age 61, from Douglasville was traveling north on GA 5 and traveled through the roundabout, striking a brick retaining wall.  Ms. Collins died in the crash and a passenger was taken to Douglas Wellstar for treatment.

The other fatality took place when one person died and two were injured in a crash Friday evening around 10:05 p.m. on Stripling Chapel, east of Linda Circle in Carroll County.  A 1994 Chevrolet S-10 was westbound on Stripling Chapel when the vehicle left the road on the north edge and hit a light pole with the passenger’s side.  The vehicle then hit a brick wall.

The driver was a 16-year-old male juvenile from Carrollton who was taken to Grady for treatment.  He will be charged in connection with the crash.  Two passengers were also injured:  Erica Crosby, age 15 from Carrollton was taken to Grady.  Alex Goolsby, age 15 from Carrollton was airlifted to Egleston and passed away Sunday.

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