Trooper Robert Gass with Special Collision Recovery Team (SCRT) of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) said the investigation into the May 22 head-on car crash on Highway 278 that killed two Cedartown men is complete, but it would be four to six months before he will have a finished report.
“Because of all the paperwork,” he said, when questioned about the length of time in turning in the report.
The men, Justano Rojoas, 54, and Alonzo Rodriguez, 24, were killed near Branch Road when Tia Marie Carter, 34, of Cedartown, struck the 2000 Pontiac Sunflower driven by Angel Martinez Jr., 24, also of Cedartown.
Rojoas and Rodriguez were passengers in Martinez’ car, reports state
Initial GSP reports state Carter failed to maintain her lane and crossed over the centerline striking the men’s car.
The GSP turned the investigation over to SCRT for a wreck reconstruction and are waiting on SCRT’s report before pressing any charges.
Gass said there are six members on the SCRT team but currently this is the only case he is specifically assigned.
The specific pending charges are not a part of the initial GSP report, but are on a supplemental report. That report isn’t available to the public until the SCRT report is made public, officials said.
Gass said he would take the report to the district attorney once it is completed.