Retired Truett McConnel Professor Dies of Injuries Suffered in Wreck on Hwy. 115


CLEVELAND — Dr. Helen Brookshire Adams, 90, of Cleveland died Friday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Hwy. 115 East. Adams was a retired instructor and drama director at Truett McConnell University.

According to the police report, Adams had pulled into the traffic lane of Hwy. 115 East from The Cottage Restaurant parking lot when her 2001 Buick was struck on the driver’s side front quarter panel by a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Angel Daveda Gaddis, 30, of Clarkesville.

Adams was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville where she died Friday.

A witness told the White County Sheriff’s Office deputy investigating the accident there was no way possible for Gaddis to avoid the impact.

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