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Fatal crash in Bartow County Sunday, suspect carjacks vehicle after crash

Updated: Aug 25

A fatal car crash killed a 53-year-old Cartersville woman on Sunday afternoon. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, a two-vehicle crash on Highway 20 at Roving Road occurred at 5:07 PM. A 15-foot U-Haul moving truck was traveling west on Highway 20 approaching its intersection with Roving Road. The other vehicle, a red Chevrolet Camaro, was traveling east on Highway 20, also approaching its intersection with Roving Road. The male driver of the U-Haul truck made a left turn in the path of the Chevy Camaro and a head-on collision occurred. The female driver of the Camaro, 53-year-old Myra Turner of Cartersville, was pronounced dead on the scene. The female passenger of the Camaro was transported to Cartersville Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. After the crash, the driver of the U-Haul truck carjacked a vehicle that had stopped near the scene to help. Shortly after the carjacking, the suspect was located and apprehended by Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputies. The investigation is actively ongoing at this time. Jonathan Scott Mitchell, of Cartersville was booked into the Bartow County Jail chagred by the Georgia State Patrol with homicide by vehicle 1st degree non-habitual violator, DUI-driving under the influence of alcohol, theft by taking-felony, improper/erratic lane change, seat belt violation (ages 6 to 17), fail to report accident with death, hit and run; duty of driver to stop or return to scene of accident, and fail to yield while turning left. According to jail records Mitchell plead guilty in superior court to DUI back in September of 2019 and was sentenced to six months.