GSP IDs head-on collision victims
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The four people killed in the head-on collision Monday afternoon near the Bartow-Floyd county line on Georgia Highway 140 have been identified as J.R. Tucker, 81, of Trion; Jean Tucker, 76, of Trion; Margaret E. Crews, 82, of Griffin; and Ralph Jimmy Ivie, 57, of Summerville.

About 4 p.m., a Kia Sportage, which was being driven by Ivie, was traveling west on Highway 140 near Big Oak Tree Road, crossed the center line and hit J.R. Tucker's Buick LeSabre head-on. According to Bartow County Fire Department Station 10, three of the individuals were pronounced dead at the scene and Georgia State Patrol officials announced Tuesday that Jean Tucker died en route to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

The two-vehicle accident closed all lanes of Highway 140 for several hours, reopening about 7 p.m. Alcohol is not suspected as a contributing factor.

Resident awakes to the sound of his four-wheeler cranking

The Bartow County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Sewell Road in reference to a theft report Monday at 10 p.m. The resident said he was asleep in his bed and he heard his four-wheeler crank up. When he stepped outside, he immediately noticed the four-wheeler was sitting at the other side of his trailer.

According to the incident report, the resident showed the deputy where the four-wheeler was originally and explained how the winch cable was around another four-wheeler, but it was not locked. The deputy observed the hole in the fender where the ignition cylinder once was and wires on the bottom of the four-wheeler spliced together in an attempt to hotwire the vehicle.

Deputy responds to hit-and-run incident

At 6:35 p.m. Monday, a Cartersville woman told deputies she heard a loud bang against the side of her residence on Mac Johnson Road.

The Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report said when she stepped outside a red sports car, possibly a late model Camaro or Trans Am, had struck her residence and left at a high rate of speed. The occupants of the vehicle could not be seen due to the dark window tint.

Tracks were observed leaving the parking area of the lot and finishing in the vicinity of the residence. There also was damage to the bottom corner of the residence.

Cartersville home burglarized

On Monday just before 10 a.m., Cartersville police responded to a residence on Courant Street in reference to a burglary report. A Cartersville man told the officer that on Sunday about 6 p.m., he left his house to go spend the night at his father-in-law's residence. When he returned home Monday morning, he saw that the lock of his house had been pried open.

According to the incident report, the complainant said the items taken included a bottle of Oxycodone, a bottle of Xanax, a bottle of Aleve, a Coleman generator valued about $300 and a 20-inch RCA TV valued about $40. Serial numbers could not be provided.

The officer concluded forced entry was made to take the lock cradle out of the door but it looked like minimal force was used.

Vacant home succumbs to fire

Bartow County Fire Department responded to a structure fire Tuesday at 2:30 a.m. The firefighters tried to extinguish the flames until 5:13 a.m. but the vacant home at 1000 Royco Drive, Acworth, was a total loss.