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Fatal wreck on Highway 140 Sunday

November 4, 2018--3:38 p.m.

Staff reports

One person was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 140 just west of Floyd Springs Road Sunday afternoon.

According to Floyd County Police, The vehicle was traveling eastbound when the right side tires traveled off the road.

The car began to rotate sideways, crossed the center line and struck a power pole on the westbound side of the road.

Police believe the vehicle was airborne when it struck the pole.

The driver was partially ejected and died at the scene.

He has been identified as 37-year old Ramon Gonzalez Morales of Rome.  

Police believe speed was a contributing factor in the wreck which shut down the highway between Old Dalton Road and Floyd Springs Road for several hours as Georgia Power crews had to make repairs to the damaged utility pole.

The wreck occurred at around 1:15 p.m.