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Driver of dump truck in Ga. 400, Hwy. 53 wreck charged with running red light
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Dawson County Emergency Services units responded to a wreck at 2:36 p.m. Feb. 18 at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 where a dump truck overturned onto a passenger vehicle. Photo courtesy Dawson County Emergency Services.

Georgia State Patrol has released details on a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Hwy. 53 in Dawson County today where a dump truck overturned onto a passenger vehicle.

According to GSP, at approximately 2:35 p.m. Feb. 18,  a Ford Conventional dump truck was traveling north on Ga. 400. 

A Honda Pilot was traveling west on Hwy. 53 in the second left turn lane while a Nissan van was traveling west on Hwy. 53 in the first left tun lane. 

GSP stated that the driver of the dump truck, Jackie Wilson, 59, of Decatur, failed to obey the traffic control device at the intersection and ran the red light. Wilson made an evasive turn to the left to avoid the two other vehicles, but the rear passenger side of the dump truck struck the front of the Nissan van, driven by Christopher Beck, 54, of Oakwood.

The dump truck then overturned, landing on the driver side of the Honda Pilot, which was driven by Ashley Andrews, 35, of Gainesville. 

Andrews was injured and entrapped, and was transported by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, according to GSP.

Beck reported no injuries while Wilson was transported by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. 

Wilson has been charged with failure to obey a traffic control device, failure to maintain lane and expired tag. 

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