A serious accident on Highway 114 – which is commonly referred to as the Lyerly Highway, in neighboring Chattooga County, Georgia closed down the roadway for an extended period of time late Sunday afternoon. That wreck reportedly took place between Ragland Road and Sardis Baptist Church around 5:25pm, when a 2008 Honda Civic left the roadway and crashed into a ditch, fatally injuring two Alabama residents and resulting in another being air-lifted for treatment.
According to the Georgia State Patrol Post in Rome, Georgia the car was southbound on 114 when the driver, Christopher Williams, 47 of Cedar Bluff, Alabama – failed to maintain lane, and went off the west shoulder of the roadway. He then jerked the wheel causing the car to rotate counter-clockwise and cross both lanes before leaving the road off the east shoulder. The Honda continued to rotate down the east embankment, striking a tree and fence before finally coming to rest.
Upon arrival by the GSP (Georgia State Patrol), the three occupants were being extracted by fire personnel. The occupant in the front passenger seat, 13 year old Adyson Williams, was pronounced dead on the scene. Christopher Williams was unresponsive and transported to Floyd Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The third occupant, who was riding in the back seat, Aiden Williams, age 10, was air-lifted to Erlanger Medical Center.
This is an on-going investigation by the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.
Mr. Williams worked for Puckett EMS.
(WZQZ Chattooga County Radio)