NWGA Scanner | April 2nd, 2021

Summerville man killed in single-vehicle crash on West Armuchee Road in Walker County Thursday

According to the Georgia State Patrol, a 2002 Ford F-150 being driven by Ricky L. Portwood, age 66 from Summerville, was traveling north on West Armuchee Road and was negotiating a curve to the left. Portwood began to travel off the roadway on the east side of the roadway. The vehicle continued northbound until striking a culvert of a private drive and vaulted. The vehicle rolled over one time before coming to a final rest upright. Portwood was pronounced deceased at the scene. GSP says the crash report is not complete. The crash occurred in the same curve that seriously injured a 22-year-old woman on March 11th.

Walker County Deputy Brewer checks the damage