Three people seriously injured in weekend crash on Post Road

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CLEVELAND, Ga. –Three people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on Post Road Friday evening.

According to the Georgia State Patrol report, the wreck occurred shortly after 7 p.m. when a 1997 Ford F-250 driven by 22-year-old Austin Scott Jarrard was traveling east on Post Road when he lost control while negotiating a left curve. Jarrard’s vehicle then spun into the oncoming lane, where it hit a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse being driven by 31-year-old Andrea Marie Bacino. Bacino and a passenger in her vehicle, 49-year-old Teresa Ann Stowers, were seriously hurt.

Jarrard was also seriously injured when his vehicle overturned. He has been charged with failure to maintain lane. All three people were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

Post Road was shut down for over two hours following the accident.

 

 

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Georgia State Patrol reminds drivers to be safe St. Patrick’s Day weekend

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ATLANTA — St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend, and the Georgia State Patrol is reminding party goers to put safety first. State troopers will be on patrols keeping an eye out for impaired drivers and any other traffic violations that could potentially cause a crash.

“St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays where troopers see a spike in impaired driving,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. “Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against Georgia law and compromises the safety of everyone on the road, so if you drive impaired you will be arrested,” he added.

Last year, during St. Patrick’s Day weekend (March 16-18, 2018), Georgia State Troopers investigated 304 crashes that resulted in 178 injuries and six fatalities. In addition, troopers arrested 196 people for driving under the influence and issued a total of 2,554 citations and 3,195 warnings.

The best way to prevent alcohol-related traffic deaths during this holiday is careful planning. “Partygoers should have a plan for getting home safely if they choose to drink alcohol,” said Colonel McDonough. “Designate a sober driver or make other arrangements to get home by taxi or rideshare service,” he added.

If you are the designated driver, make sure you keep an eye out for pedestrians. Also, drive carefully and defensively. You may be sober, but that may not be true for the other drivers or pedestrians on the roads. If you suspect someone is driving impaired, do not hesitate to notify local law enforcement. You could save someone’s life.

In addition to planning a safe ride home, partygoers should stay hydrated and not leave their drinks unattended. Party hosts should serve lots of food, have non-alcoholic beverage choices, keep a watchful eye on their guests, and have the phone number of local cab companies on hand should someone need them. But most importantly, if you see someone who is about to drive impaired, try to help them make other arrangements to get home safe.

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Tuesday wreck on Hwy. 11 injures four people

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – A Toyota 4-Runner driven by 24-year-old Shon Mitchell Gowery of Clermont crossed the centerline on SR 11 in White County Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. and struck another vehicle head on, injuring four people.

According to the Georgia State Patrol report, Gowery and the passenger Cheyenne Lucille White, 19, of Clermont both suffered minor injuries but did not require transport to a hospital.

The Gowery vehicle struck the front of a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by 49-year-old Letitcia Ruthann McEntire of Clermont, who suffered minor injuries. A passenger in the McEntire vehicle, 46-year-old Benny Anthony McEntire, also of Clermont suffered serious injuries. Both were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

The GSP report states that charges are pending. No other information is available. Fetch Your News will update this article when additional information becomes available.

 

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Law enforcement in three counties search for man who fled when deputies tried to serve warrants

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CLEVELAND, Ga. – Law enforcement agencies are still searching this afternoon for a fugitive wanted in Lumpkin, Dawson and Baldwin counties.

White County Sheriff Neal Walden said when his deputies attempted to serve felony and misdemeanor warrants on Jeremiah Wayne Wendt, 39, at his residence on Wauka Mountain Road this morning, an unidentified woman answered the door while he jumped through a window at the back of the residence and escaped.

Wauka Mountain Road is near the Hall County line and deputies believe he fled into that county. A Georgia State Patrol helicopter also joined the search but as of 5 p.m. Wendt had not apprehended.

 

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Alto man charged with DUI, hit-and-run in Helen

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HELEN, Ga. – An Alto man has been arrested following a hit and run accident Saturday that injured a Helen pedestrian.

Christopher Allen Hatter, 41, faces multiple charges after he allegedly struck James Forrest Stephens, 45, of Helen on Hwy. 75 near the intersection of Hamby Street. Stephens was transported by White County EMS to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville with undisclosed injuries.

Graylon Bryson, of Helen, told Georgia State Patrol he witnessed the incident. Bryson said he was traveling northbound behind Hatter’s 2002 Mitsubishi Galant and that Hatter was having difficulty maintaining his lane. He added that Hatter had crossed into the southbound lane then swerved back to the right, crossing onto the shoulder and struck Stephens.

Bryson said Hatter continued north for a short distance then made a u-turn and began to travel south to the site of the accident, slowed down and almost stopped before accelerating and continuing south on Hwy. 75, leaving the scene.

Hatter was arrested and booked into the White County Detention Center where he is charged with DUI, hit and run resulting in serious injury or death, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to maintain lane and no proof of insurance.

 

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UPDATE: Fatal three-car crash on Hwy. 115

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WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – The Georgia State Patrol has provided additional details on that Monday crash that claimed the life of 51-year-old Margie Milum of Dahlonega.

Also injured in the accident on Hwy. 115 was 43-year-old Lawanda Thurmond of Mount Airy and her passenger one-year-old Elliott Crowe of Clarkesville. Both were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville with undisclosed injuries.

According to the accident report provided by the Georgia State Patrol at approximately 1:30 p.m., Milum was driving west on SR 115 in the right lane. Josias Bautista Maneiro was also traveling west on SR 115 in the left lane. The Thurmond vehicle was traveling east on SR 115.

The Milum vehicle reportedly traveled off the roadway to the right then over corrected, crossed the center line and struck Maneiro vehicle. Following that impact, the Milum vehicle rotated clockwise in the eastbound lane and was struck by the Thurmond vehicle on the driver’s side door.

 

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Dahlonega woman killed in three-car crash Monday

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WHITE COUNTY, Ga. — A Dahlonega woman was killed in three-vehicle crash on Hwy. 115 in White County Monday afternoon.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Margie Milum was killed when she lost control of her car, went over the edge of the road, over corrected, crossed over the center line then collided with two other cars on State Route 115

The crash happened around 2 p.m. Monday.

Another unidentified driver was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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

 

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Cleveland woman injured in collision on Hwy. 11

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CLEVELAND, Ga. — A Cleveland woman was injured in a three-car crash Tuesday afternoon on State Road in White County.

According to a preliminary report by the Georgia State Patrol, 62-year-old Jennifer Los was slowing her Volvo S40 as she approached a 2013 Ford Focus which had stopped when her vehicle was struck from behind by a Dodge Dynasty driven by 87-year-old Theodore Lorenzen of Clermont.

The Los vehicle was forced into the rear bumper of the Ford Focus, driven by Alexis Robinson,19, of Lula.

For an unknown reason, after the first collision, the Dynasty began traveling forward again, striking the Volvo a second time and causing it to strike the Ford again.

Los was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville with undisclosed injuries. No one else was injured.

Lorenzen was cited for traveling too closely.

 

 

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