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Fatal wreck on Hwy 108 near Pickens line


photo/Cherokee County Sheriff's Office


Press Release Pickens County Sheriff's Office      

 Cherokee County, Ga. October 26, 2017.  Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a vehicle accident on Hwy 108 near the Pickens County line at 11:44am.  A GMC Blazer driven by Grady Emery Hardy, Jr, 45 years of age of Cartersville crossed the double yellow line sideswiping an Oldsmobile Bravada driven by James Michael Scott 68 years of age of Canton.  This caused Scott, who was not wearing a seatbelt, to lose control of his vehicle and roll down an embankment where he was ejected from the vehicle.  Scott was later pronounced deceased at Northside Cherokee Hospital as a result of his injuries received in the accident.  The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit is continuing the investigation into the accident.

      Hardy was arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide 1st degree, Speeding, Reckless Driving and Passing in a No Passing Zone.  He is currently being held at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center with a bond of $10,210.