Fatality on Ho Hum Hollow Road in Monroe Wednesday Highlights Dangers of Road

It was at almost the same location that critically injured Jennifer Ford, of Monroe, on Nov. 10, 2012.

Alexandra Nicole Tillman, 26, of Loganville, was killed in a single-car wreck on Ho Hum Hollow Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened at about 4 p.m. According to a spokesman from the Georgia State Patrol, Tillman was traveling south on Ho Hum Hollow Road and was negotiating a curve. She lost control in the curve leaving the roadway on the west shoulder where she struck a large tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

, also hitting a tree. She was life-flighted to a hospital were she remained in a coma for several weeks. Her husband, Darren Ford, has kept the community updated on his wife's condition on his Facebook page as she struggles to deal with her injuries.

Looking at a photograph of the accident scene Wednesday, Darren Ford said it looked as though it was very close to where his wife's accident happened. Officials who were present on both occasions said it looked like the accident likely happened at almost the same spot, but the car Tillman was driving stayed on the road for about 100 yards more before going down the embankment and hitting a tree.

Ford said when he went to see the scene of his wife's accident, a car came flying out of the curve, almost hitting him. He has avoided the area since.

"I know it is ultimately up to the drivers to use EXTREME care while travelling Ho Hum Hollow Road because of all the curves and switch-backs, but the easements along both sides of the road are covered with trees and shrubbery which hinders visibility and makes avoiding a collision near impossible if you leave the road," Ford said. "In addition to going slow, watching for peacocks and deer. You also have to be mindful of other drivers 'trying to cut corners.' Ho Hum Hollow Road has always been a dangerous road to travel and is now one I refuse to travel because of the close calls I've had and the accident my wife was in."

There is a peacock farm close by that some people commenting thought could possible be an additional distraction for drivers. Ford said he believes the least that should be done to the road is removing the trees and shrubs before and after the curves.

"They are too close to the road regardless of any situation," Ford said.

Wednesday's fatality is the fourth serious wreck in that part of the county since October 2012. on Oct. 29, 2012.

aka_hwy117 January 22, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Ohhhh!!!! Well I am Alexandra Nicole Tillman husband's best friend. My Name is Brian, and I knew them both before they were ever together!!! I just I just wanted to say that Nicole was a very very good mother/wife/friend. Its is so sad about her kids, they are great kids and need a lot of prayers right now. But Nicole's husband is doing better than expected, so that's good. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALOT OF GREAT AND WONDERFUL PEOPLE!!!! R.I.P.-
aka_hwy117 January 22, 2013 at 07:10 PM


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