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