A Trion man that was involved in an accident on Haywood Valley Road in Floyd County last week has passed away due to the injuries he sustained in the accident.

Fifty-nine year old Michael Whitehead of an Old Highway 27 address in Trion passed away in Chattanooga at Erlanger Medical Center.  The accident happened last Thursday when Whitehead passed three vehicles on Haywood Valley Road and met an oncoming van.  Wittnesses told Georgia State Troopers that Whitehead swerved to miss the oncoming vehicle in his 1985 Corevette and subsequently crashed into a tree.

Barry Phelps of Haywood Valley in Chattooga County and Jason Barnaby of Centre, Alabama wittnessed the accident.  Whitehead was flown to Erlanger Medical Center by Lifeforce.