NWGA Scanner | May 17th, 2021
According to a Whitfield County 911 CAD and Georgia State Patrol crash report, on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, at 3:17 AM, dispatch received a call from a citizen reporting a white female attempting to cross I-75 near mile marker 329. The caller advised they almost struck her and that she was in the middle northbound lane. At 3:18 AM, another 911 call reporting that the female had been struck in the southbound lanes. According to the crash report, a C. W. Matthews 2017 Ford transit F-250, being driven by Christopher Hurley, 43, of Smyrna, was traveling south on I-75 in the middle lane. A female identified as April Nicole Tate, 42, of Calhoun (according to her obituary) was traveling west across I-75. The Ford struck Tate with the driver side front of the Ford. The Ford came to a controlled rest to the right of the roadway. Tate came to a final rest on the left shoulder. The driver of the Ford advised Tate jumped over the guardrail and ran into traffic, and he was unable to get stopped to avoid a collision. Tate was pronounced deceased on scene by EMS.