Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is still investigating the wreck that took the life of 13-year-old Abrianna High on Saturday afternoon, but they have provided a preliminary report of what caused the teen’s death.
High was riding as a passenger around 4:40 p.m. on March 27 with a 16-year-old female driver on the back of a 2013 Polaris ATV on Tolbert Town Road, when the driver negotiated a curve too fast for conditions.
Per GSP’s report so far, it appears the driver failed to maintain their lane, went off the left side of the road, lost control and it flipped over and ejected High off the back.
Redmond EMS carried the driver to Floyd Medical Center in Rome, and High was also given emergency treatment on the scene by Redmond EMS, but did not make it to an medical center for further care based on GSP’s report.
The report stated one of the contributing factors to the wreck was the speed of the ATV, but no further information was immediately available since the investigation is ongoing by the SCRT team.
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The Rockmart Middle School family is the latest to mourn after a Rockmart teen died and another was hospitalized in an ATV wreck in the Rockmart area on the evening of March 27.
Deputy Coroner Mark Watters confirmed that Abrianna High, 13, died on Saturday night as results of injuries sustained in an ATV accident on Tolbert Town Road south of Rockmart.
The driver of the ATV at the time is not being named, but was taken to a Rome-area hospital by EMS according to Watters. Additional details are to follow about the full details of the wreck when Georgia State Patrol completes their accident investigation.
It marked the latest tragic loss of a youth since the beginning of 2021, the sixth who has died in the past three months.
The district announced High’s death, a sixth grader at Rockmart Middle School, last night after learning of the tragedy.
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