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Highway 61 Crash Kills Man, Child

A motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed struck a van as it was making a left turn about 7:20 p.m. Saturday.

A Saturday evening traffic crash claimed the lives of a man and child, officials said.

The deceased have been identified as Ronnie Eugene Callahan, 28, of Fairmount, and Michael Jaimes, 10, of Acworth. GSP spokesman Gordy Wright said the crash happened about 7:20 p.m. Saturday on Highway 61 near Old Alabama Road in Cartersville.

Callahan was operating a Honda motorcycle at a high rate of speed on Highway 61 south and crashed into the right rear of the van as it was making a left turn, Wright said. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike and killed.

Michael Jaimes, 10, of Acworth, a passenger in the van, was seated in the right back seat and also was killed in the crash, which remains under investigation.

According to , three others were injured.

Across the state, 15 deaths resulted from car crashes during this year's Thanksgiving holiday travel period, which began Wednesday evening and ended Sunday.

stacy Willis November 28, 2011 at 02:59 PM
RIP RONNIE <3
Bill Thrasher November 28, 2011 at 08:39 PM
God take that 10 yr old child to the sanctity of the high places....RIP to the m/c rider
Nayeli Benitez November 29, 2011 at 01:14 AM
R.I,P Lil Cousin.
Stacey Clark November 29, 2011 at 06:25 AM
Rest In Peace Ronald And Michael Ive Known Ronald Since He Was In diapers R.I.P Man
Stacey Clark November 29, 2011 at 06:36 AM
I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO TELL HIS MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN HOW SORRY I AM FOR YOUR LOST I KNOW IT ONLY BEEN A SHORT TIME SINCE EVERYTHING ELSE HAPPENED WITH DANNY MY HEART AND LOVE GOES OUT TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS AND HIS GIRLFRIEND IM SORRY MAY GOD GIVE YOU THE STRENGHT YOU NEED TO KEEP YOU GONG ALWAYS KNOW THEY ARE BOTH WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES WATCHING OVER YOU LOVE YALL TONY,S SISTER STACEY
Alejandra December 02, 2011 at 03:44 PM
Will always remember you, micheal. )": R.I.P lil Cuzin <3
Tatto Boii Gonzalez December 02, 2011 at 03:55 PM
why do people in a motorcycle all ways speed,this is going to be the end result.If you drive a M/c please don't speed.No more deaths that can be avoided. R.I.P Micheal
Kayla January 16, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I really miss you,lil cusion and rip love u

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