Ball Ground traffic fatality
Cherokee County, Ga. October 11, 2017. Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to an accident at 8:09am on Ball Ground Rd east of Conns Creek Rd at the bridge. The driver of the Nissan Maxima, Brent Burnette 23 years of age of Ellijay, was traveling westbound on Ball Ground Rd and was passing a tractor trailer when he struck a Hyundai Genesis, driven by Robert McMullen 39 years of age of Ball Ground, traveling eastbound head on. Both drivers were declared deceased at the scene. Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit is conducting the investigation into the accident.