Fatal Wreck Update
May 14, 2014--6:53 p.m.
By Merrilee LaVilla
One man was killed and another injured in a wreck Wednesday afternoon at the intersection between Old Rockmart Highway and GA 101.
According to Sergeant Baker Harbin with the Floyd County Police Department Prudencio Cornejo-Hernandez, was stopped at the stop sign on Old Rockmart road about to turn right when two cars – a blue mustang followed by a white Nissan sports car – were both travelling south on GA 101.
The mustang had its right blinker on, preparing to turn onto Old Rockmart but the Nissan didn’t stop in time and had a minor collision with the mustang. Immediately afterward, there was a major collision between Hernandez’s car and the Nissan.
The victim’s car flipped twice and caught fire. Hernandez was trapped in the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at 2 pm.
The driver of the Nissan complained of a back and hip injury and was sent to Floyd Hospital to be treated.