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GSP investigating fatal two-vehicle crash in Bartow

September 16th, 2021 – 2:00 PM

Staff Reports

(Photo from WBHF Radio)

On September 16th at 7:00 AM the Georgia State Patrol Post 3 of Cartersville was requested to investigate a two-vehicle crash on Georgia 20 near mile marker 6. 

The preliminary investigation shows that a tractor-trailer (vehicle 1) was attempting to cross over the westbound lanes of Georgia 20, to turn left onto Georgia 20 eastbound. 

The other vehicle involved (vehicle 2) was traveling west on Georgia 20 in the left lane when it struck the left rear of vehicle 1’s trailer in the left lane of Georgia 20 westbound.

 The driver of vehicle #2, Mr. Rodger L. Chute, 22 years old of Cartersville, GA suffered fatal injuries.

The Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is assisting with this investigation.

According to Georgia State Patrol, these are the preliminary investigative findings and this crash is still under investigation.