Owen Noah Poole, 9, of Cedartown, was killed when his mother, Wendy Lynn Corn, 29, also of Cedartown, crashed and overturned the 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche she was driving on Youngs Farm Road.
The wreck happened just after 8 a.m. while Corn was taking her children to school.
Corn was not injured and her daughter, Aaliyah Poole, 5, was airlifted to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta.
Aaliyah is recovering from numerous injuries at the Atlanta hospital, according to Bryan Howard, a private Cedartown attorney representing the family.
“She’s had quite a bit of stitches, more than 100 stitches, on her arms, face and forehead,” he said. “She is going to see a neurologist and plastic surgeon.”
Howard said Wendy Corn told troopers a red pick-up truck coming the opposite way swerved into her lane and caused her to go off the road in the fatal collision.
It is important to the family to find that driver, he said.
“We hope that the community can help us locate the truck that may be involved,” Howard said.
Corn also told police both children were properly buckled in the car. The Georgia State Patrol accident reports states no one, including Corn, was wearing a seatbelt.
Corn has not been cited in the incident and Howard said there are no indications she would be issued any type of citation.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports state Corn was arrested just days later, April 19, on a charge of battery under the Family Violence Act (FVA). She has since been released on bond.
Howard said that incident is indirectly related to the fatal wreck because of the amount of stress the incident has caused within the family.