NWGA Scanner | June 14th, 2021

Coosa man killed in single-vehicle crash Saturday on the Bypass in Floyd County

Sherman Waites, 72, of Coosa died in a single-vehicle accident on the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road on Saturday afternoon, according to Sgt. Chris Fincher of the Floyd County Police Department. Deputy Coroner Connie Chandler confirmed Waites died at Floyd Medical Center on Saturday afternoon. Fincher says preliminary reports show Waites apparently was speeding and went off the edge of the road, losing control of his Cadillac SRX sports utility vehicle. He traveled almost 500 feet before hitting an embankment and was then ejected, Fincher says.