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Hwy. 53 reopens following head-on crash involving fire engine
3 injured in Dawson County collision
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Hwy. 53 East in Dawson County is now open following this morning's head-on collision involving a fire engine.

David McKee, spokesman for Dawson County, said the fire engine was responding to an emergency call of an "unconscious, unresponsive, not breathing" patient when it collided with a passenger car near the entrance to Sundown Way between War Hill Park and Dawson Forest roads.

The engine then went down a 30-feet embankment, according to McKee.

The driver of the passenger car was rushed by ambulance in serious condition to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

"Our two personnel have both been transported in stable condition," McKee said. "[Georgia State Patrol] is currently on scene investigating.

The roadway was shutdown for several hours as Georgia State Patrol troopers investigated the crash that occured before noon.