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Jasper man dies in north Cherokee crash

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Press Release Cherokee County Sheriff's Office     

     Cherokee County, Ga. September 16, 2020Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-car, injury accident Wednesday morning at approximately 7 a.m. on Interstate 575 just north of Riverstone Parkway in Canton. A Kia Sportage, driven by Kierra Holder, 24, of Forest Park, struck a Toyota Tacoma from behind, driven by Robert Schroeder, 61 of Jasper, causing both vehicles to lose control and strike the guard rail. After striking the guard rail, both vehicles ended up on their sides.

Schroeder was ejected from the Tacoma. Both drivers and a passenger in the Kia, Samira Bryant, 23, of Riverdale, were transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Schroeder later died from his injuries. 

      Witnesses reported the Kia was traveling erratically prior to the collision. The accident is being investigated by the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit. No charges have been filed at this time.