Posted on Nov 03, 2010
A two-vehicle accident killed four people in Bartow County, Georgia on Monday, October 25, 2010.  The crash happened just before 4 p.m. on S.R. 140 near the intersection with Big Oak Tree Road.

The accident involved a Kia Sportage driven by 57-year-old Ralph Jimmy Ivie, of Summerville, and a Buick LeSabre driven by 81-year-old J.R. Tucker of Trion.  The Georgia State Patrol’s initial investigation reports that the Kia driven by Mr. Ivie was travelling westbound on S.R. 140 and crossed the center line.  When the Kia crossed the center line it collided head-on with the Buick driven by Mr. Tucker.

Mr. Ivie was declared dead at the scene of this Bartow County accident.  Mr. Tucker and Margaret E. Crews, his 82-year-old passenger of Griffin, were also declared dead at the scene of the crash.  A second passenger, 76-year-old Gene Tucker of Trion, also died from accident injuries and was declared dead while being flown by medical helicopter to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

It is currently unclear what caused Mr. Ivie to cross the center line. However,  police have reported that they do not believe alcohol to be a factor in this wreck.

We extend our condolences to the families and friends who lost loved ones in this tragic Georgia crash.

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