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Bond set for driver in fatal crash

Bouquets of flowers Saturday afternoon lay at the Tabernacle Baptist Church sign in Cartersville where Kyra Lynn Karr was a member. The young mother died at the scene of a traffic accident Thursday evening near Emerson. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News


A judge Saturday morning set a bond for the man charged in a crash that killed a missionary and mother of two.

Kyra Karr, 30, of Cartersville, died Thursday night when a tractor-trailer operated by Ivan Delgado, 53, of New York, rolled off a hill from Zep and struck the pickup truck where Karr was a passenger.

Karr’s husband, Reid, and two children also were in the truck and injured. They have since been released from the hospital, according to reports.

Delgado made his first appearance Saturday at the Bartow County Jail where a judge issued a $35,000 property bond. At 10 p.m. Saturday, Delgado remained incarcerated at the jail.
Karr was a graduate of the University of Georgia and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. She was serving as a missionary in Italy and was home before returning to work.

She is survived by her husband, Reid, and children, Nolyn, Ellie and Livia Karr.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Dr. Don Hattaway and Dr. Leonardo De Chirico officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church for the Italian Church Plant Breccia Di Roma and its ministry efforts.

Last modified onSaturday, 15 August 2015 23:18