Officials identify pedestrian hit, killed by vehicles
by Shaka S. Lias
Apr 29, 2011 | 3337 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A 30-year-old man hit Wednesday night during the storm has been identified as Joseph Bryan Cole of Cartersville.

The crash occurred on Burnt Hickory Road near Sugar Valley around 9:20 p.m., according to Gordy Wright, public information officer with the Georgia State Patrol. Initial indication is that Cole was walking southbound on Burnt Hickory Road with his back to traffic. For unknown reasons, he stepped into the travel lane and was hit by a southbound vehicle. That driver stopped and returned to the scene where another motorist had stopped to assist. Another southbound vehicle slowed for the other vehicles but also struck Cole.

Wright said no charges are anticipated and the crash remains under investigation. The final report is expected to be delayed because the investigating trooper is assisting with the disaster detail in Catoosa County.

Super speeder arrested

A woman who had her license suspended and classified as a super speeder was stopped on Wednesday night by a Cartersville police officer. The CPD incident reports that the officer observed a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant at the intersection of Tennessee and Puckett streets. A check of the woman's tag revealed that her license was suspended Aug. 21, 2010, after a Feb. 5, 2010, violation. She was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license. The woman was processed at the CPD and later released on bond. The Super Speeder Law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2010.

Counterfeit bills allegedly

passed at local bank

A woman filed a report at Cartersville Police Department on Wednesday afternoon in reference to a forgery report. According to the report, the woman said she went to Bartow County Bank drive-thru on April 23 and received two $100 bills. On Wednesday she went to purchase a tag at the Frank Moore Administration and Judicial Center and was told the money was counterfeit. The money was confiscated by employees at the tag office.