Georgia State Patrol Identifies Cleveland Man Who Died in Saturday Crash


CLEVELAND, Ga. — The Georgia State Patrol has identified the victim of Saturday’s single-vehicle fatal crash on Town Creek Road west of Cleveland as Lance David Artis, 30, of Cleveland.

Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Coleman of Georgia State Patrol Post 6 in Gainesville said Artis died of his injuries after being thrown from his 1997 Audi A4 while driving north on Town Creek Road.

After negotiating a left curve, Artis’ car started to skid, crossed the centerline and continued off the west shoulder, striking an embankment, Coleman said. Upon striking the embankment, the car began to overturn multiple times, ejecting Artis.

Artis was airlifted by a medical helicopter from Gainesville-based AirLife Georgia 2 to Atlanta Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.


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