Head-on crash kills Ga. pastor

Monday, March 31, 2014 10:23 AM
Last updated 6:23 PM
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ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. — Georgia State Patrol officials say the pastor of a Rome church was killed in a head-on collision.

The Rome News-Tribune reports the Rev. Nim Russell, pastor at Thankful Baptist Church, died in the wreck just west of Adairsville around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says a pickup truck driven by 47-year-old Michelle Blum crossed the center line on Georgia 140 and crashed into the car driven by Russell.

Blum and her passenger, 46-year-old Charles Louis Blum, were taken to a hospital for treatment. A passenger in Russell’s car whom Wright did not identify was also taken to a hospital.

Authorities continued to investigate the crash. Wright said any potential charges would be decided upon after the investigation is complete.

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