Clarkesville Man Injured in Crash on Hwy. 115

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – Kenneth Tipton, 50, of Clarkesville was seriously injured in a three-vehicle accident on Hwy. 115 at Dixon Drive when his Harley Davidson motorcycle was rear-ended at approximately 8:35 a.m. Thursday.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Tipton was slowing his motorcycle as the vehicle in front of him, a 2002 Isuzu pickup truck driven by Zachary Hockaday, 27, of Demorest, was attempting to make a left-hand turn into a private driveway.

Tipton’s motorcycle was struck by a 2005 Chevy Equinox SUV driven by Jennifer Roberts, 27, of Cleveland, pushing him and the motorcycle under the pickup truck.

Roberts told the GSP reporting officer Sgt. Allen she did not see the vehicles in front of her had stopped.

Tipton was transported by White County EMS to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville where he is believed to be in serious condition.

 

 

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Suwanee Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

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WHITE COUNTY Ga. – Georgia State Patrol Post 6 of Gainesville reports a 61-year-old Suwanee man was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday evening on Ga. Hwy 75 north of Cleveland.

GSP Public Information Officer Tracey Watson said the incident report indicates that Alain Eboli was riding his 2002 Harley Davidson southbound on Ga. Hwy. 75 near mile marker 6 and negotiating a right curve when he entered the opposite lane of travel and lost control of his motorcycle.

The motorcycle then overturned and continued traveling south. It traveled off the left shoulder while on its side and down a steep embankment. The victim was transported to the White County Coroner.

Eboli was thrown off the vehicle which then came to a rest in a field.

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Teen Leads State Patrol on a Chase Through Lumpkin and White Counties

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WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – A Gainesville teenager led Georgia State Patrol in a two-county car chase that began about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on Ga. Hwy. 60 in Lumpkin County and ended on Hwy. 115 in White County when Cadet Richard Holman executed a pit maneuver ending the chase.

According to Robin Moore of the Georgia State Patrol office in Cumming, “The suspect vehicle, a 2017 Jeep Patriot, immediately fled from Trooper 1st Class Gianoulis of Post 37 in Cumming and Cadet Holman, who is in field training, when they attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

The driver of the Jeep, Devon Reid, 18, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, felony fleeing and attempting to elude, misdemeanor obstruction and numerous other charges.

A passenger in the vehicle, Dylan Reid, 17, of Gainesville, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Both were transported to the Lumpkin County Detention Center.

The other passengers in the Jeep were identified as Erin Pope, 17, of Dawsonville and Eric Cox, 22, of Flowery Branch and a 16-year-old female. They were released into their parents custody.

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Cleveland Woman Faces Felony Charges After Wreck That Injured Her and Son

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – A Cleveland woman faces felony charges today after a single-vehicle accident on Helen Highway injured her and sent her 6-year-old son to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in critical condition Sunday.

According to Corporal Spencer Munger of the Georgia Highway Patrol Post 6 in Gainesville, Elizabeth Tooley, 35, of Cleveland failed to maintain the lane on Ga. Hwy. 75 near Pine Hill Drive and traveled off the right shoulder of the roadway in her 2015 Ford Focus. She over corrected, then reentered the roadway and traveled into the northbound lanes, striking a curb. Her vehicle then traveled down an embankment approximately 239 feet and struck a tree head-on.

Tooley was not restrained. She suffered what was reported to be non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Tooley’s son who was in the rear seat on the passenger side and was improperly restrained and not in a child restraint of any kind, was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Tooley faces charges of DUI, DUI child endangerment, and serious injury by motor vehicle, a felony.


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Two Injured in Early Morning Crash in Helen

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HELEN, Ga. – Two people suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries in the pre-dawn hours Sunday morning.

According to a report from Georgia State Patrol Post 6 in Gainesville, David Dority, 34, of Peachtree Corners was traveling southbound in a 2007 Chevy Cobalt when he failed to negotiate a curve. The car traveled off the west shoulder of the road, began to rotate counter clockwise and reentered the roadway. It then crossed the center line into the northbound lane of Ga. 75.

In an effort to avoid a collision, Sadie Johnson, 38, of Helen, who was driving northbound in a 1996 Chevy Lumina, traveled off the east shoulder of the roadway. The front driver’s side of her vehicle struck the front passenger’s side of Dority’s vehicle.  The force generated by the collision caused the rear passenger’s side of Dority’s vehicle to strike the driver’s side of the Johnson vehicle.

Dority has been charged with DUI, failure to use a seat belt, failure to maintain lane and driving on the wrong side of a roadway. He was injured and transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Johnson, 38 also was injured and transported to NEGMC.

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Firefighters Rescue Hiker Who Fell From Top of Raven Cliff Waterfall

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CLEVELAND, Ga – An unidentified hiker was injured Wednesday when he fell from the top of the waterfall area of Raven Cliff at about 3 p.m.

White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said in an email that the hiker had gone to the top of the falls where he slipped and fell onto the last ledge before the main drop of the falls (approximately 55 foot vertical drop). White said firefighters from White County’s Stations 2 and 3 with mutual aid from the City of Helen Fire Department and Lee Arrendale Fire Brigade responded to the call and removed the hiker from the falls to an area where Georgia State Patrol aviation using a Bell 429 helicopter with a hoist extracted the hiker and transported him to White County Med 2 where he was further evaluated and then transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment.

White said the injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

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Cleveland Man Leads State Patrol on a High- Speed Chase Through Rabun County

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Georgia State PatrolCLAYTON, Ga. – A Cleveland man led Georgia State Patrol and law enforcement units from Rabun County, Sky Valley and Dillard on a high-speed chase Thursday, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph before crashing his motorcycle as he attempted to turn right onto Ga. 246 headed toward Sky Valley.

According to State Trooper 1st Class Jesse Lewis, he first noticed a motorcycle with no registration plate and attempted to make a traffic stop near Tallulah Falls. Lewis said, 45-year-old Eric Anthony Moss indicated he would pull over but then accelerated.

Lewis’ report states the chase lasted about nine minutes and, at a point near Ga. 15, he fell behind a unit from Dillard Police Department. “When they negotiated the turn at Ga. 246, Lewis said, “I observed that the violator had crashed and Dillard PD was handcuffing the violator. I assisted with the arrest and advised the violator he was under arrest for fleeing and eluding.”

Lewis said Officer Parker with the Dillard PD also confiscated a green, leafy substance from Moss’ motorcycle  believed to be marijuana. Moss was transported to the Rabun County Detention Center where he faces multiple charges, including felony fleeing, reckless driving, aggressive driving, driving with a suspended license, failure to obey a traffic control device, no proof of insurance on a motorcycle, failure to signal when changing lanes, failure to change address on identification card, failure to maintain lane, passing on the shoulder of the road, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

He also  faces additional charges in Dillard and Mountain City.

 

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