19 Year Old Driver Dies In Monday Morning Accident

Floyd County’s 3rd Fatal Auto Accident In 8 days.

A 19-year-old Floyd County man has died following a single-vehicle accident off Calhoun Road Monday morning.

The victim has been identified as Benjamin Burges of a Floyd County address, says Deputy Coroner John Hamilton.

Burges’ vehicle ran off the road and continued for about a quarter of a mile. He was pronounced dead at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

The cause of death is pending, Hamilton says, as Floyd County police are investigating what caused the accident — including whether there was a medical situation prior to the accident.

Burges is the third person to die on Floyd County roads in eight days.

On Friday evening, 39-year-old Brian Daniel Byrd Jr. of Rome died following a three-vehicle collision on Martha Berry near Fifth Avenue. The Rome Police Department is investigating the wreck.

The other fatal accident occurred Nov. 27 on Ga. 101 in Silver Creek. A 25-year-old Summerville man died in the collision and a Floyd County woman faces second-degree vehicular homicide charges.

Contributing Source: Rome News Tribune

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