- Associated Press - Monday, March 31, 2014

ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia State Patrol officials say the pastor of a Rome church was killed in a head-on collision.

The Rome News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1ohBtVL ) 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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Information from: Rome News-Tribune, http://www.romenews-tribune.com