NWGA Scanner | November 15th, 2022

Elderly woman killed in fiery head-on crash with semi on Turner McCall Boulevard in Rome

According to the Georgia State Patrol, On Monday, November 14th, 2022, at 9:56 AM, Rome Police requested assistance with a fatal crash that occurred on Turner McCall Boulevard near O’Neill Street. According to information provided by the Georgia State Patrol, a Black SUV crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a Semi-truck head-on. The Semi truck, which was a tanker hauling corn syrup, caught fire after the crash, but the fire was extinguished prior to it reaching the trailer. The driver of the Black SUV was identified as 70-year-old Rebecca Madden (deceased). The semi-truck driver was not injured. A utility pole was damaged, and power lines were knocked down in the roadway. According to Georgia Power, about 1,243 customers in the area were without power due to the incident.