Authorities say the elderly man killed in a crash this morning was Booth Western Art Museum's Entertainment and Sponsorship manager Doc Stovall. He was in his mid 70s, according to Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton.
Cartersville police say they responded to the two-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Tennessee Street and Felton Road about 6:45 a.m. Despite treatment attempts by emergency medical crews, Stovall, the driver of a black truck, passed away at the scene.
"A sad day at Booth Museum as we mourn the loss of our good friend Doc Stovall," the museum's Facebook page says. "Please keep Doc's family in your thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed by the entire Booth family."
A well known Western singer and cowboy poet honored in 2002 as Georgia’s Official Cowboy Balladeer and in 2004 as the first cowboy singer inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame, Stovall led discussions, gave presentations and performed at the museum, according to the Booth's website.
Police are continuing to investigate the collision, and have not released details.