October 31, 2020

Tractor Driver Dies from Injuries

(Carroll County) — A man injured in a serious accident last week just north of Roopville has died in an Atlanta hospital.

76-year-old Jessie Frank Horton of Villa Rica died Tuesday after being seriously injured in a crash on Thursday, February 12 when the John Deere 7210 farm tractor he was driving southbound on US Highway 27 was hit in the rear by an automobile.

A green Lincoln Town Car struck Horton’s tractor in the rear end causing both vehicles to overturn near the area of impact.

According to reports by the Georgia State Patrol, the driver of the Town Car was 79-year-old Eugene Marlow of Roopville.

Marlow and his passenger 78-year-old Sandra Marlow were also transported to Atlanta hospitals after the accident.

Charges are pending in the crash.



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