A Cedartown woman died and two more from Rome were injured in a Thursday afternoon wreck near the Alabama state line on Prior Station Road. 

Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier confirmed that Courtney Winkles, 28, of a Cedartown address, died at the scene from injuries sustained in the collision after she was ejected from her vehicle. 

Winkles was driving her 2004 Volkswagen Beetle south on Esom Hill Road when she sped through a stop sign and struck a 2011 Buick Enclave being driven by Connie Mills, 46, and Margaret Rogers-Mills, 26, both of Rome, riding as a passenger. 

Once struck, both vehicles ended up the ditch. Georgia State Patrol reported that alcohol may have been a factor as Winkles was suspected of being under the influence at the time. 

Both Mills and Rogers-Mills were taken to Floyd Medical Center for treatment after emergency officials arrived on the scene. 

GSP reported the wreck remains an open investigation.

Previously posted: 

A woman was ejected from a vehicle and died of her wounds on the scene of a Thursday afternoon wreck on Prior Station Road in Cedartown.

Two other people were transported by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries, according to police on the scene.

Officials were unable to immediately determine how the wreck occurred and had not released any names as of Thursday evening. The wreck involved a Buick SUV and a late model Volkswagen Beetle.

Georgia State Patrol will be taking over the investigation of the wreck since a fatality was involved. Traffic was blocked in both directions, ahead of the intersection of Prior Station Road near the Alabama State Line and heading back into Cedartown, while the wreck was cleared.

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