Deputies ID woman killed after truck hauling boulders runs red light in Cherokee

Ga. 108 in Cherokee County remains shut down Friday morning as deputies investigate a fatal wreck involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV.
Ga. 108 in Cherokee County remains shut down Friday morning as deputies investigate a fatal wreck involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV.

Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

A Cherokee County woman was killed Friday morning when a tractor-trailer hauling boulders ran a red light and crashed into her SUV, deputies said.

The wreck occurred about 8:15 a.m. near the intersection on Knox Bridge Highway and Ga. 108 in the Sutallee community, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker said.

Witnesses told investigators the driver of the truck was traveling east on Ga. 108 when he ran the red light and collided with the SUV, which was turning onto Knox Bridge Highway from Upper Sweetwater Trail.

The woman, identified as 62-year-old Kathleen Quigley of Sutallee, was taken to Northside Hospital Cherokee, where she died, Baker said. The driver of the tractor-trailer, 68-year-old Clifford Anderson of Whitwell, Tennessee, was not injured.

Ga. 108 was shut down for several hours but has since reopened.

The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed, Baker said.

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