Tragic, Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on Roy Parks Rd. in Hall County, Georgia
HALL COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story posted online at gainesvilletimes.com, a motor vehicle crash that took place on Roy Parks Road in Hall County, Georgia, tragically left one person dead. Georgia State Patrol is handling the investigation of the wreck, the cause of which is not yet known.*
The accident took place close to Athens Highway on Roy Parks Road. Georgia State Patrol and The Gainesville Times report that a 2010 GMC Terrain was traveling east on the roadway, approaching a stop sign at Athens Highway. Troopers say that the driver of the GMC did not stop at the stop sign at the intersection, but instead continued forward across the highway and ended up crashing into a dirt embankment.
At this time, Troopers do not understand what caused the accident. No other vehicles were involved except for the GMC. It is unclear why the GMC driver did not obey the stop sign and was not able to avoid the crash with the embankment. The details surrounding the accident are still under investigation by Georgia State Patrol.
The Gainesville Times reports that the driver of the GMC tragically died in the accident. Officials identified him as a 51-year-old man from Gainesville. The report indicates that he was not wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred. It is not clear if anyone was inside the GMC with him at the time of the collision.
Troopers are still reviewing the case and have not yet released further information about the accident. No potential factors that could have contributed to the accident have been identified or ruled out by investigators. It is not clear if speeding, alcohol, fatigue, or distraction played a role in the collision. The report does not say if a toxicology test is planned.
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