Police: Distracted driving factor in death of 7-year-old girl - Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

Police: Distracted driving factor in death of 7-year-old girl

Posted: Updated:
Georgia news Georgia news

ROME, Ga. (AP) - Rome police say distracted driving factored into a crash that killed a 7-year-old girl and left her mother and brother injured.

Accident investigator Danny Storey tells the Rome News-Tribune the 34-year-old woman who was driving at the time told authorities she reached down to retrieve something her daughter dropped while she was driving Saturday morning.

Authorities say the woman lost control of the vehicle and hit a utility pole. Police say M'Kenzey Olivia Floyd was pronounced dead at the Floyd Medical Center. Police say the girl's mother and her 3-year-old brother are in fair condition and the crash is under investigation.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

1551 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Main Number: (404) 875-5555
News Tips: (404) 898-0100

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices