Rocky Face man killed in head-on crash on Dug Gap Mountain Battle Road in Whitfield County Tuesday
According to a Georgia State Patrol crash report, on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020, at around 4:33 PM, a 1993 Toyota Half-ton Pickup being driven by James Webb, 85 of Rocky Face was traveling north on Dug Gap Mountain Battle Road negotiating a left curve near Coley Cliff. A 2020 Lincoln Nautilus being driven by Thomas Mcwhorter, 65 of LaFayette, was traveling south on Dug Gap Battle Mountain Road, negotiating a left curve. Webb lost control of the vehicle, traveling across the centerline into the southbound lane of travel. The Toyota struck the Lincoln on the front with the front of the Toyota. Due to the impact of the collision, the Toyota traveled back onto the northbound lane of travel and exited the roadway to the right. The Toyota came to rest to the right of the roadway facing northwest. Due to the impact, the Lincoln struck a guardrail with the passenger side of the Lincoln. The Lincoln came to a final rest on the roadway against the guardrail, facing south. Mcwhorter stated the Toyota entered into his lane of travel and was unable to avoid the collision. A witness advised the Toyota failed to maintain it's a lane and entered into oncoming traffic. Webb suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Thomas suffered minor injuries in the crash, and his passenger Jean Mcwhorter, 63 of LaFayette, was not injured.