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Officers step up patrols after second wreck near crossing
Two men airlifted following Saturdays head-on collision
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A head-on collision within feet of another less than two weeks earlier has the Dawson County Sheriff's Office stepping up patrols in the area.

"With two serious wrecks in the same general area, we're going to increase our patrols," said Maj. Greg Rowan. "It's definitely become a trouble spot."

According to Rowan, the crash that occurred just after 3 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Hwy. 136 and Bailey Waters Road, involved a large agricultural truck and a pick-up.

He said both drivers were airlifted with serious injuries to area trauma centers.

Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Robin Stone identified the drivers as Matthew Turner, 31, of Gainesville and Raymond Waters, 68, of Dawsonville.

Additional information about the wreck was not available.

"The trooper is still investigating the wreck," Stone said Tuesday

Saturday's wreck came just 10 days after two drivers were flown to hospitals in Atlanta for injuries sustained in a head-on collision April 21 on the same road, just west of Bailey Waters Road.

Jeremy Burnett, 39, of Dawsonville was cited for driving on the wrong side of the road and with a violation of registered license plate requirements.

 

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