View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Driver identified in fatal wreck

Dahlonega man reportedly hit a patch of ice

POSTED: January 27, 2014 4:14 p.m.

Ice on Shoal Creek Road in Dawsonville is being blamed in the Monday morning death of a Dahlonega man.

Miles Albert Carney, 21, died after the 2006 Nissan Frontier he was driving reportedly hit a patch of ice before careening down an embankment and into a tree at about 7:45 a.m.

"Ice was most definitely a factor," said Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Robin Stone.

"He left the roadway and then down the east shoulder about 63 feet before striking several small trees with the driver's side door. He then continued and struck a large tree."

Stone said Carney was wearing a seatbelt.

He was pronounced deceased on scene by Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden.

According to Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford, there were numerous reports of ice on Shoal Creek Road and three wrecks in the area early Monday, following light rain overnight and freezing temperatures at daybreak.

The road was shut down until crews could move the wreckage and the ice melted.

The single-vehicle wreck is the first roadway fatality of 2014 in Dawson County.

 

 

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Local murder investigation ...
(Former) Maj. John Cagle, w...
Dawson teen missing, last s...
Dawson County Sheriff’s Off...
Kaila Billingsley signs wit...
Kaila Billingsley poses wit...
Junior varsity girls get ba...
Marlie Townley goes up for ...
DCHS swim team sets school ...
Rustin Howell swims for Daw...
Dawson loses two close road...
Jeremiah Crumley goes to th...
Varsity girls get region wi...
Kaylee Sticker takes a last...
Chamber speaker tells busin...
Author and entrepreneur Kev...
Spelling bees take place in...
Cassie Tallant gives final ...
Wrestlers compete in area d...
Levi Baggett (152 pounds) c...
 

Please wait ...