ATHENS — An unidentified woman died this morning after colliding head-on with an Athens man who drove left of center, according to state troopers.

The wreck, on Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road near Lucas Ferry Road, about 5 miles south of Athens, occurred at 6:15 a.m. Athens resident Eric Carson King, 19, was driving the Chevrolet Monte Carlo that crossed the center line, according to trooper Brandon Bailey, and alcohol is considered to be a contributing factor. The unidentified woman was driving a 2015 Dodge Dart.

Both drivers were transported to a nearby hospital, where the woman died of her injuries, Bailey said.

Get Unlimited Access
$3 for 3 Months
Subscribe Now

After the initial selected subscription period your subscription rate will auto renew at $8.00 per month.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.