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Charges filed in fatal crash on Highway 27 at Armuchee High Monday

Monday, September 25, 2023–6:15 p.m.

-Staff Reports-

Tony Orlando McFarland

A tractor-trailer driver has been charged with felony vehicular homicide following a wreck Monday that claimed the life of a motorcyclist.  

The crash occurred at around 6:45 a.m. on Highway 27 North at Armuchee High School.

According to Floyd County Jail records: 

46-year-old Tony Orlando McFarland, of Birmingham, Alabama, was following too closely when his truck hit the motorcycle killing 34-year-old Kyle Holladay, of LaFayette. 

McFarland then left the scene.

That crash occurred moments after a single-vehicle accident in the same area. 

According to Floyd County Police: 

A pickup truck left the roadway, hit some guidewires, and brought down utility lines.

The driver of the pickup was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Highway was closed in both directions for several hours as police investigated both wrecks and utility crews made repairs.