March 12th, 2021 – 12:00 PM
WRGA STAFF REPORTS –
On Friday morning, The Floyd County Police Department & the Rome/Floyd Fire Department rerouted early morning Armuchee traffic due to a fatal multiple vehicle accident that occurred on US 27 North near Cordle Drive around the area of the Saga Inn and the Armuchee Subway.
According to Floyd County Police Sergeant Chris Fincher (At 7:30 AM), 2 vehicles, A Honda Civic & a Jeep Wrangler, were traveling southward (Towards Rome) when another vehicle turned into a business in front of the Wrangler.
The wrangler swerved to the left to avoid crashing into that vehicle, and in doing so struck the Honda Civic.
The Honda Civic, upon being struck, lost control and entered the opposite side of the road striking a Nissan Altima.
There was 1 confirmed fatality, and 1 injury as a result.
*The identity of the deceased individual has been confirmed to be 19 -year-old, Alexis Howell.
Howell was pronounced dead on the scene by Floyd Coroner Gene Proctor.
The Floyd County Police Department is still investigating the crash at this time.