A 52-year-old man died Monday as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash near Woodstock.

According to Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker, “Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident (Monday) morning just before 7 a.m. on East Cherokee Drive near South Sequoyah Drive near Woodstock. A Kia Soul traveling west on East Cherokee Drive traveled off the roadway. It appears the driver then overcorrected, causing the vehicle back onto the roadway and across all lanes of travel, striking a tree on the south side of East Cherokee Drive. After striking the tree, the vehicle ended up in the eastbound lane and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.”

The 52-year-old driver of the Kia Soul, later identified as Robert McCollum of Canton, was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he later died of his injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured in the incident.

The accident remains under investigation by the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit.

A note to our readers

In these troubling times when we are all dealing with the coronavirus, local news is more valuable than ever. We have made the decision to give our readers free access during this crisis, but we ask that you would voluntarily support local journalism by signing up for a digital subscription. Your subscription will allow you to keep seeing our valuable local coverage even after we have weathered this storm.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.