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Driver injured in tractor trailer wreck
Wreck pic
The driver of this tractor trailer was hospitalized after a crash Oct. 26 on Hwy. 52. - photo by Michele Hester Dawson Community News

A tractor-trailer driver escaped serious injury Oct. 26 when his vehicle careened down an embankment on Hwy. 52, just east of Amicalola Falls State Park.

The driver, identified as 37-year-old Sherman Edward Corn of Cleveland, was able to crawl out of the truck and up to the road, emergency workers said.

Corn was taken by ambulance to Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.

Billy Thurmond, director of Dawson County Emergency Services, said the man's injuries were not life threatening.

The truck, owned by F.H. Westmoreland in Cleveland, was hauling frozen poultry that spilled when the trailer split in two at the bottom of the embankment.

The wreck shut down one lane of Hwy. 52 for several hours while the wreckage was cleared.

A spokeswoman with the Georgia State Patrol said Corn has been charged with driving too fast for conditions.