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Pickens man killed in four-wheeler crash

 A Pickens man was killed in a four-wheeler wreck Sunday night.

According to sheriff and Georgia State Patrol incident reports, Adam Chumley, 28, of Edwards Road, died as emergency crews were rushing him around midnight from a wreck site to Piedmont Mountainside where a helicopter was waiting to transport him to a trauma facility.

State Patrol Trooper Travis Roberts said that Chumley was driving the four-wheeler on Moore Road near the intersection with Bryant Road when he left the roadway and struck a ditch embankment. Trooper Roberts said the impact jerked him and the four-wheeler to the right where he hit a tree and overturned, also hitting a mailbox. Chumley’s body was found within a few feet of the overturned ATV.


Trooper Roberts said that the driver was not wearing a helmet and that played a role in the fatal injuries.

Lt. Kris Stancil with the sheriff’s office said a deputy was en-route to the area prior to the wreck after someone called 911 complaining about Chumley on their property with the four-wheeler.

While the deputy was en-route a follow-up call was made to 911 that the wreck had occurred. Stancil said the deputy had not arrived at the scene when the follow-up call about the wreck was received.

This marks the second serious ATV wreck in the past two weeks in the county. A Marble Hill man was seriously injured when an ATV he was driving went over an embankment on Pull Tight Road June 29th.


bradlee clay
+2 #1 bradlee clay 2012-07-10 20:39
going to miss him a lot. love you man.........
Dan & Sue Smith
+1 #2 Dan & Sue Smith 2012-07-11 19:16
We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Our sincere condolences to Adam's family.
William Mullin
0 #3 William Mullin 2012-07-12 14:15
Bill, and Patricia, are so sorry to here of this sad news, we known how the Adam"s family"s hurting, We lost Elmo in a motorbike wreck on Big Ridge Rd in July 24 2010 and it"s going to hurt but everyone need"s to go on with there life"s because that"s what he would like for you all to do. That's not ease but it never is. YOU ALL have our condolences, Mullins, and Padgett

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