FLOYD COUNTY, GEORGIA – A Floyd County police officer was involved in a fatal wreck that killed a
woman on Alabama Highway near Oaknoll Cemetery on Monday.
to police, Floyd County police officer Mark Tanner was responding to a
call heading westbound on Ga. 20 when he came over a rise and struck a
dark colored Saturn.
According to Floyd County Police Department Maj. Mark Wallace, Tanner struck the vehicle in the driver’s side.
driver of the Saturn was pulling out into traffic as she was struck.
Wallace said the female driver of the Saturn was killed.
County Coroner Barry Henderson identified the woman who was killed as
Johnette Regina Elkins, 51, of 30 West Ross St., Rome.
“She was pronounced dead on arrival at Floyd Medical Center by a physician at 5:15 p.m.,” Henderson said.
A child was also taken to the Floyd Medical Center for treatment.
The Georgia State Patrol has been called to investigate the wreck.
Henderson said the body would be sent to the GBI crime lab in Decatur on Tuesday for an autopsy according to procedure.