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Thursday Morning Fatal wreck shuts down road at Rockmart Highway

October 7th, 2021 – 12:30 PM

Staff Reports –


The Floyd County Police Department responded to a wreck involving multiple vehicles this morning in Silver Creek on Rockmart Highway (Georgia 101) that shut down the road area near the post office.

According to information provided by Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor, a vehicle crossed the centerline of the roadway and struck two other vehicles in the opposite lane head-on.

The driver of the first vehicle that was struck was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:25 a.m and has been identified as a 39-year-old Jocson Abernathy of Rockmart.

Coroner Proctor stated that the cause of death was massive blunt force trauma to the head and chest.

This fatal wreck is being investigated by the Floyd County Police Department at this time.