Three-Vehicle Head-On Crash Leaves One Dead, Two Injured in Gainesville, Georgia
GAINESVILLE, GA. – A three-vehicle head-on crash left one person dead and two others injured January 30 in Gainesville, Georgia, according to a news story reported online at gainesvilletimes.com. All parties involved in the wreck have been identified by officials, and charges are pending against one of the drivers.*
At approximately 6 p.m. on January 30, a Dodge Neon was traveling south on Gaines Mill Road in Gainesville. Near the area of Jim Sweet Road, the Neon crossed the centerline of the roadway for unknown reasons and crashed head-on into a northbound Dodge Charger. The Neon traveled farther south in the northbound lane and then collided head-on with a northbound Dodge Ram.
The Charger spun around and crashed into a mailbox after the collision. The other two vehicles came to uncontrolled rests. It is not yet clear what caused the driver of the Neon to cross over the middle line and into the wrong lane of travel.
The Neon driver has been identified as 29-year-old Luis Enrique Ramirez, of Gainesville. He was seriously injured in the crash and transported to a local hospital for treatment. A passenger in the Neon with Ramirez died in the crash. The passenger has been identified as 32-year-old Austin Jeremy Tatum, of Gainesville.
The driver of the Ram sustained serious injuries, and emergency crews transported him to a local hospital. He has been identified as 52-year-old Walter Patrick Fulbright, of Kennesaw, Georgia. Current medical conditions have not been reported. The driver of the Charger, 27-year-old Christian Abel Menchaca, of Gainesville, was not injured.
Georgia State Patrol is still investigating the wreck, and Troopers say charges are pending against Ramirez.
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