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Cartersville local legend killed in crash

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Courtesy: Booth Western Art Museum Courtesy: Booth Western Art Museum

The Cartersville community is mourning the loss of a local legend after he was killed in a car accident.

Two vehicles collided around 6:43 a.m. Wednesday at North Tennessee St. and Felton Road.

The driver of one of the vehicles, 74-year-old Doc Gordon Stovall of Lithia Springs, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stovall worked as the Entertainment & Sponsorship Manager at Booth Western Art Museum.

"Booth Western Art Museum is so sorry to have lost our long-time friend and employee, Doc Stovall, in a tragic accident this morning. He will be sorely missed," said Executive Director Seth Hopkins.

According to the Booth Museum, Stovall was well known as a Western singer and cowboy poet throughout America.

In November of 2004, Doc was inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame, the first cowboy singer so honored, and in October of 2009 he received the Cowboy Keeper Award from the National Day of the Cowboy Association for his contributions to the preservation of Western heritage and cowboy culture.

"We are appreciative of the condolences and kind words received throughout the day. We will let people know of arrangements as they become available," said Hopkins.

Police are unable to release the name of the other driver involved in the accident.

It is not known whether or not charges will be filed against the other driver.

Police have not released the details of the accident and are still investigating.

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