A Cedartown resident believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol was killed Thursday afternoon June 4, 2020 in a Polk County wreck, according to state troopers. The collison, which left two other women seriously injured, took place near the Georgia-Alabama state line at the intersection of Esom Hill and Prior Station roads, Georgia State Patrol reported.
The deceased was driving a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle south on Esom Hill Road when authorities reported she ran a stop sign and hit the front of a 2011 Buick Enclave. Once struck, both vehicles ended up in a ditch. The deceased vehicle was overturned and she was ejected, she was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants of the 2011 Buick were transported to Floyd Medical Center for treatment after emergency officials arrived at the scene.
People Related to the Collision/Article
- 46-year-old Connie Mills (2011 Buick Enclave ‘Driver’)
- 26-year-old Margaret Rogers-Mills (2011 Buick Enclave ‘Passenger’)
- 28-year-old Courtney Winkles (2004 Volkswagen Beetle ‘Deceased Driver’)
TMAPC’s Legal Take
There is never, ever an excuse for drunk driving. So many innocent people lose their lives because others make an irresponsible choice. These deaths are entirely preventable, and that makes it all the harder to accept. Even for drunk driving victims who manage to survive their accidents, the repercussions can be serious and may last for a long time. When drunk drivers get behind the wheel, they recklessly take strangers’ lives into their own hands, and they ought to be held accountable for doing so.
T. Madden & Associates, P.C. will not charge you unless and until we get you money. There is absolutely nothing to lose when you contact us. But strict statutes of limitations do apply to DUI accidents and injuries, so please don’t delay. We care about you and your family. We understand how difficult this time in your life can be, and we want to make it as easy as possible. Let us bear your burdens and fight your battles. Let us take a stand when it matters most.