Local woman dies in traffic crash
A mother of four children died Oct. 17 in a wreck on Clear Creek Road after going off the roadway and then returning into traffic, authorities said.
Ashley Elizabeth Adams, 34, of the Tickanetley community, was traveling north on Clear Creek when she went partially off the road on a curve at a private drive and lost control, according to a Georgia State Patrol crash report.
A diagram of the wreck shows the 2000 Ford Taurus that Adams was driving coming back onto the road, and then leaving the roadway again and hitting a guardrail.
When Adams came back onto the road, she crossed the centerline and was struck in the driver’s side by a 1997 Ford pickup truck driven by Eddy Mullinax, 69, of the Clear Creek community.
Adams was trapped and had to be extricated, according to the report, and the cause of the wreck was attributed to her failure to maintain lane. Deputy Coroner Melissa Waddell said it was likely Adams died on impact. The wreck was called in at 2:12 p.m., according to the report, and Waddell said Adams was pronounced dead at 2:55 p.m.
Adams was a Gilmer High School graduate of 2009, a member of Harvest Missionary Church and leaves behind four children, according to an obituary from Bernhardt Funeral Home. She was buried in Yukon Cemetery.