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Man seriously injured in motorcycle wreck
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A single-motorcycle wreck sent a Canton man to the hospital last week after a chase with Dawson and Lumpkin County authorities.

According to Georgia State Patrol Spokeswoman Robin Stone, Devan Sprayberry, 25, was driving a 2011 Yamaha motorcycle when he crashed at the roundabout at Dawson Forest and Lumpkin Campground roads around 10:30 p.m. on June 1.

Sprayberry was observed at a high rate of speed from Hwy. 60 at Bear Paw Ridge in Lumpkin County and was pursued by sheriff's office deputies down Ga. 400 South.

The pursuit continued to Hwy. 53 and Ga. 400 where it was called off by both agencies.

According to GSP, which worked the scene, Sprayberry was traveling west on Dawson Forest at a high rate of speed when he traveled through the roundabout and lost control of his vehicle.

The vehicle overturned onto its right side, striking the curb with the front of the vehicle and continuing to turn over until it came to a final rest.

Sprayberry was taken via Life Flight to Grady Memorial Hospital. His current condition is unknown.

He was issued two citations of failure to maintain lane and reckless driving.

Another wreck on June 2 on Hwy. 53, west of Thompson Road saw two injured at 4:40 p.m.
According to Stone, Kathryn Jones, 77, of Dawsonville was driving a 2006 Buick Lucerne, traveling east on Hwy. 53.

For an unknown reason, Jones was failing to maintain lane.

The second driver, David Bruce, 43, of Dawsonville was driving a 1994 Ford pickup truck, traveling west on Hwy. 53 toward Jones.

Bruce swerved left towards the gore area of Hwy. 53 in an attempt to avoid collision with Jones' vehicle.

While Bruce swerved left, Jones swerved right and struck the front right of the pickup truck with the front right of her car. After impact, the Buick rotated clockwise and came to a rest facing west in the eastbound lane of Hwy. 53.

Bruce's truck traveled off the south shoulder and came to an uncontrolled final rest facing south, according to reports.

Bruce was not injured.

Jones was flown by EMS Air to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Her passenger, John Long, 58, was taken by EMS to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

According to Stone, Jones said she did not remember what happened prior to the crash. The investigating trooper said that Jones had recently been experiencing a medical issue.
No violations will be filed, according to Stone.

Because school is out and more people are traveling for vacation, Stone asks that drivers be more cautious, wear seat belts, do not text and drive and drive alert.

"We want you to arrive at your destination safely and have a safe summer," Stone said.