A Cedartown woman was killed Thursday afternoon in what appeared to be a one-vehicle accident, about 6 miles north of Cedartown on Cave Spring Road/Old Highway 100.
Killed was Nell Jahamel Grant, 58, of 304 N. Cave Spring St., Cedartown.
Polk County Assistant Coroner Tony Brazier confirmed the identity of the victim after next of kin had been identified.
Grant was employed by the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring. Brazier said she was believed to have been heading in to work when she ran off the road for an unknown reason.
Brazier said there were no visible signs on the road of skid marks or anything that would help explain what happened.
There appeared to have been no witnesses to the wreck as well.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, another motorist came upon the wrecked car and called the accident in around 5:45 p.m. That motorist came up sometime after the accident had occurred and noticed flashing lights off the roadway.
The car was in a gulley some six feet below the roadway. That section of road is hilly and has steep drop offs.
It was unknown when the wreck occurred.
Grant was alone in the vehicle.
She appeared to have left the roadway while traveling north, driving off the southbound shoulder and coming to rest in the gully after hitting small trees and underbrush.
Traffic was restored around 6:35 p.m.