Jamie Chavez-Lopez, 21 of Cedartown, was charged with a wreck on Tuesday that resulted in the death of a beloved Cedartown Middle School Teacher.

Reports said David Brown, 57, of Carrollton, was leaving the school when he was struck by a Ford Bronco driven by Chavez-Lopez at the intersection of Collard Valley Road and the Cedartown Bypass.

After being struck by Chavez-Lopez, Brown was sent in a spin, where he collided with a Ram 3500 truck.

Authorities added that Chavez-Lopez ran the redlight before striking Brown

A statement by Polk School District reads, “Polk School District is saddened to hear of Mr. Brown’s passing. He was a valued member of our Polk School District family. Please join us in remembering Mr. Brown’s family and the students and staff of Cedartown Middle School during this difficult time.” 

Chavez-Lopez is charged with homicide by vehicle in the 2nd degree, failure to obey traffic control devices and driver to exercise due care.  


A Cedartown Middle School teacher, David Brown, was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Tuesday.

Reports said that the wreck occurred just seconds away from the school on the Highway 27 bypass right after dismissal.

Check back later as more information becomes available.