Cherokee County accident kills Rick Headen and Charlotte Sedtal in head-on collision

A 2-month-old baby is being treated at Scottish Rite Hospital for a broken leg and traumatic brain injury  after a head-on car wreck that killed his  parents.

The crash happened shortly affter 11 a.m. Sunday on Knox Bridge Highway near the Canton city limits.

Rick Dean Headen, 48,  and Charlotte Ann Sedtal, 40, of Sour Lake, Texas were in a Ford Focus.  Their infant son was in the back in a carseat.

According to Cherokee County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Lt. Jay Baker, it appears Headen crossed the center line and struck a red Dodge pickup truck.  Headen and Sedtal were killled.  Their infant son was found still in his carseat and rushed to the hospital.

The female driver of the pickup truck had possible fractures to her lower body and a female passenger in that same vehicle was complaining of neck and back pain.  They were both taken to to Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.

Knox Bridge Highway had to be temporarily closed near Fields Landing Drive until crews could clean up the scene.


By Lena Sullivan / AP 02/05/2012 15:46:00

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