Woman dies from injuries sustained in Sunday wreck

July 11, 2019–10:05 a.m.


An 85-year old Rome woman injured in a two-vehicle accident on North Broad Street at East Callahan Street on Sunday has died.

According to a Rome Police report, Betty J. Battles ran the red light on East Callahan and her Mercury Grand Marquis was t-boned by a Ford F-150.

Battles was transported by Floyd EMS to the hospital, where she died on Tuesday.

A passenger in her vehicle was treated for minor injuries as was a passenger in the F-150.

The wreck occurred at around 1:50 p.m. on Sunday.

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