Rockmart mother charged with DUI after crash kills her 5-year-old son and injures infant in Bartow County

According to Georgia State Patrol Reports, on Saturday, February 4th, 2023, troopers were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover accident on Hwy. 113 near Gordon McCormick Road in Taylorsville.  The investigation revealed that a Hyundai Sonata was traveling south on Hwy. 113, south of Gordon McCormick Road. The driver of the Hyundai failed to maintain her lane to the left and traveled into the grass median. The front of the Hyundai struck a culvert and overturned multiple times before coming to an uncontrolled final rest in the median facing northbound. The rear left backseat passenger, Malich Clark, age 5, succumbed to his injuries on-scene. The driver and a one-year-old infant were transported to Atrium Health Floyd for minor injuries. The driver, Autumn Nicole Teems Clark, 33, of Rockmart, was placed under arrest and booked into the Bartow County Jail, charged with homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane, and seat belt violation involving a child less than 5 years of age. According to Bartow County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) records, Clark was released on February 6th after posting a $6,175 property bond.

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