No injuries reported as tractor trailer overturns on Hwy. 53

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DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Dawson County Emergency Services Director Danny Thompson reported that a tractor trailer overturned at 11:05 a.m. today on SR 53 just east of GA 400. There were no injuries and the investigation is under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol. No further details are available at this time. Fetch Your News will have more information as it becomes available.

 

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State Patrol identifies adults injured in Thursday crash on SR 136

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DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – The Georgia State Patrol has identified the adults injured in Thursday’s single-vehicle wreck on SR 136 just west of Eagle Creek Farm Road that sent two adults and three children to the hospital.

SFP Curtis Bradshaw of Post 37 in Cumming said in an email that a 2005 Buick LaCrosse, driven by 38-year-old Michael Don Land of Dawsonville, was traveling west on SR 136 when it veered off the road to the left.  The LaCrosse traveled down a steep embankment and struck some small trees at the bottom of the hill.

Land and an adult passenger, 30-year-old Crystal Gooch of Dawsonville, were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for treatment of their injuries.  The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.  The adult passenger suffered serious injuries.

There were three children, ages 4, 5, and 6, in the vehicle as well.  All three children were taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  Two of the children were transported by helicopter from the scene to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  The third was initially transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville and then later transferred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  Two of the children suffered serious injuries.  The third child suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.

 

 

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Friday wreck on Hwy. 9 injures Dawsonville woman

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – A 71-year-old Dawsonville was injured and transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a single-vehicle crash on Ga. Hwy. 9 Friday (Jan. 4).

Sgt. Casey Coffee, assistant commander of Georgia State Patrol Post 37 in Cumming, reported that a GMC Terrain driven by Marye Elizabeth Chastain was traveling north on Hwy. 9 near Apple Ridge One when she failed to maintain her lane, traveled off the roadway to the right then struck a ditch.

The vehicle rotated counter clockwise approximately 180 degrees then overturned onto the driver’s side facing southbound.

Chastain was transported to the hospital by Dawson County Emergency Services.

 

 

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UPDATE: Two killed in crash on Ga. Hwy. 400 Monday

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Ga. Hwy. 400 near Henry Grady Highway in Dawson County Monday.

According to the Georgia State Patrol incident report, at approximately 1:32 p.m. a 2003 Lincoln Town Car was traveling south on Ga. Hwy. 400 in the left lane.  A 2015 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling north on Ga. Hwy. 400 in the right lane.  The Lincoln Town Car left the roadway, crossed the median, traveled into the northbound lanes, and collided head on with the Chevrolet Silverado.

The Lincoln Town Car was driven by 56-year-old Tony Ray Chastain from Dawsonville.  The Chevrolet Silverado was driven by 63-year-old Colquitt Juanez Thompson from Dahlonega.

Both drivers were pronounced deceased at the scene.  There were no other passengers in either vehicle. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

Distracted driving does not appear to be a factor in this crash.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected in this crash.

It was raining at the time of the crash and the roadways were wet, however neither appeared to be a factor in this crash.

The northbound lanes were closed for the investigation and cleanup until approximately 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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Two killed in crash on Ga. 400 North today

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County Emergency Services Director Danny Thompson confirmed today that two people were killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Ga. 400 North near Henry Grady Highway.

The northbound side of Ga. 400 is closed.  Thompson said the roadway will be closed for an extended period of time. Drivers are advised to avoid the area until further notice.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident.

Fetch Your News will have more details as they become available.

 

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Sugar Hill woman dies in crash on Ga. 400

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – A Sugar Hill woman was killed and a Gainesville man injured in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Ga. 400 South and Dawsonville Highway today.

Sgt. Casey Coffee, Assistant Commander of Georgia State Patrol Post 37 in Cumming, reports that Sherri Deal, 55, was traveling north on GA 400 in the right lane of the left turns lanes that continue to GA 53 west when she failed to obey the traffic signal and ran a red light.

Her Toyota Prius was struck on the passenger side by a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Benny Smith of Gainesville.

Deal was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NEGMC) in Gainesville where she died of her injuries. Smith was also taken to NEGMC. The extent of his injuries is not known at this time.

 

 

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Head-on collision in Dawson County closes Hwy. 53

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On August 31, 2018 at 08:09, Dawson County Emergency Services (DCFES) responded to a head-on collision in the area of Highway 53/Highway 183. This was a passenger vehicle versus tractor trailer incident; crews found one female victim entrapped in her vehicle. DCFES Company 1 utilized the “Jaws of Life” to extricate the patient from the vehicle at 8:27am.One female was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. DCFES Station 6 responded for manpower to assist with the extrication of the patient.

SFC Curtis W. Bradshaw with Georgia State Patrol, reported that the Toyota Camry was driven by 30 year old Ashley Enyart of Marble Hill, GA.  The tractor trailer was driven by 62 year old Miguel Arrieta-Villarreal of Woodstock, GA. Enyart was traveling West on Highway 53, when she crossed the centerline in the left hand curve. Arrieta-Villarreal was traveling east on Highway 53 and was negotiating a downhill right hand curve; the Toyota Camry struck the left front corner of the Freightliner tractor trailer. After impact, the Camry rotated approximately 180 degrees and came to rest facing east in the westbound lane.  After impact, the Freight-liner continued traveling east and ran off the roadway onto the north shoulder striking a ditch and embankment.

Enyart was transported by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville where she was treated for her injuries and released.  Mr. Arrieta-Villarreal had a complaint of injury but declined transport to the hospital.

According to DCFES, the incident closed Highway 53 between the intersection of Hwy 183 and Duck Thurmond Rd, but has since been reopened.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.  Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be involved or a factor.  There was no evidence either driver was distracted at the time of the crash. Enyart was cited for driving on the wrong side of the road.

 

Photos were taken by Danny Thompson, Dawson County Fire & EMS

Driver injured when cement truck overturns

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PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. – A cement truck overturned on Rimrock Road just inside the Pickens County line Monday, Aug. 20, at approximately 9:25 a.m.

Dawson County Emergency Services (DCES) responded along with the Georgia State Patrol. The driver inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by first responders. He was transported to Kennestone

Hospital by Pickens County EMS for further evaluation of his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

This incident is being investigated by Georgia State Patrol. This alife-threatening an automatic mutual aid agreement with Dawson and Pickens counties assisting each other. Dawson County Stations 1, 6 and 8 responded.

Photos were taken by Jason Dooley, Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services.

 

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