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.