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Cartersville, GA (8/23/2020) — The Georgia State Patrol announced that eight charges were filed against Jonathan Mitchell of Cartersville due to his involvement in a fatal Highway 20 crash on Sunday evening. 

The state patrol has charged Mitchell with homicide by vehicle in the first degree, driving under the influence, failure to yield turning left, improper turn, hit and run/leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident with death, use of safety belts in the passenger vehicle, and theft by taking.

Mitchell was driving a U-Haul moving truck west on Highway 20. His failure to yield at a left-hand turn at Roving Road resulted in a head-on collision with Myra Turner’s Chevrolet Camero at 5:07 PM. Turner was traveling east on Highway 20 and had the right of way.

Turner died in the collision. There was one other passenger in the Camero, who was transported to the Cartersville Medical Center with minor injuries. 

Mitchell carjacked another vehicle immediately following the crash. The Bartow County Sherriff’s Department intercepted Mitchell, and he was transported to the hospital to receive treatment for injuries he sustained in the crash.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident report is not complete yet. 

Source: Coosa Valley News

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On behalf of Pritchard Injury Firm, we want to express our condolences to those suffering from this accident. Every crash is unsettling, but this fatality is particularly unnerving for us at  the Pritchard Injury Firm as it impacts our local community. As personal injury lawyers, we have experienced first-hand the damage that car accidents can do to a family and other loved ones.

By reporting on problems like these, we hope that we can raise awareness for safe driving and advocate for the justice owed to injured victims. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, contact us today. Our car accident lawyers at Pritchard Injury Firm will do everything they can to make sure you get compensation and justice for your losses. Please note that all information in this post was taken from a second-hand source. If you see anything inaccurate in this post, please notify our office right away.

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Pritchard Injury Firm helps residents of Bartow County and Northwest Georgia and is led by attorney Zach Pritchard. For most, navigating through the personal injury claim process can be overwhelming, stressful, and at times nearly impossible. We help those suffering injuries from car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death claims and other areas of personal injury.

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