Royston, GA – Monica Hagood Killed in Fatal Collision on GA-17

2/18 Royston, GA – Monica Hagood Killed in Fatal Collision on GA-17

Royston, GA (February 17, 2023) – Around 7:11 a.m. on the morning of Friday, February 17, a woman was killed in a fatal car accident on a highway in Royston.

According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened on GA-17 around the area of Adamanda Road. Police confirmed that a red Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling south when the driver became involved in a collision with a white Isuzu NPR. The Isuzu allegedly collided with the passenger’s side of the Dodge, leading to severe damages in both vehicles.

Several Royston responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Dodge, who has since been identified as 55-year-old Monica Hagood, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The driver of the Isuzu, identified as 42-year-old Michael Merriett, was critically injured and rushed to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time until police were able to fully clear the scene.

No further details have been released, but the investigation into the accident continues.

We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost prematurely in this fatal collision.

Fatal Accidents in Georgia

Fatal car accidents happen all too commonly in Georgia due to the outright recklessness of others. In just 2020 alone, the Georgia Department of Transportation estimated that approximately 1,730 people were killed in fatal accidents, and many others sustained injuries. There are some types of fatal collisions that are more common than others, including the following:

  • Accidents caused by driver distractions
  • Accidents caused by drunk driving
  • Accidents caused by fatigued driving

2/18 Royston, GA – Monica Hagood Killed in Fatal Collision on GA-17If you have lost someone close to you in a fatal accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.

It is never easy to move forward after a fatal accident. Many families wonder where they will turn during these difficult times, having more questions than answers. While you and your family grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the many bills that pile up against you. Luckily, you and your family have many options as you move forward with a claim. Speaking with a Royston wrongful death attorney can help you get back on your feet when you need it the most.

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to help you after you have lost somebody close to you in a fatal car accident. We work diligently and aggressively fight to protect your rights after you have sustained immense losses. Our attorneys can help you every step of the way as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. You should never have to face the aftermath of a fatal collision entirely on your own, which is why we are here for you. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Royston at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you in your dire time of need.

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident; therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

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