One person died and Elliott Family Parkway near Howser Mill Road was closed for several hours after a serious car wreck Sunday night.
According to Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Robin Stone, the driver of one vehicle, Mark David Childers, 51, of Dahlonega, was traveling north on Hwy. 183, and was entering a right hand curve at a high rate of speed when his vehicle crossed the center line into the southbound lane.
The left front of Childers' vehicle struck the left front of another vehicle traveling in the southbound lane, driven by Angel Watson of Dahlonega.
Childers' vehicle rotated counterclockwise and travelled back into the northbound lane, coming to rest on the east shoulder of the road. Watson's vehicle also rotated counterclockwise and traveled off the west shoulder of the road, coming to rest in a ditch.
Childers was pronounced dead at the scene.
Stone said that there is evidence that alcohol was involved.
In another serious incident, one person was seriously injured and others sustained minor injuries after a four-car pileup on Ga. 400 in Dawson County the morning of March 14.
Dawson County Emergency Services responded to a call at approximately 4:30 a.m. that a wreck had occurred.
According to Sheriff Jeff Johnson, the wreck occurred when one driver was traveling northbound on Ga. 400 in the southbound lanes. The wrong way driver struck two other vehicles, causing one of the vehicles to strike another southbound vehicle.
The operator of the wrong way vehicle and the driver of another involved vehicle were transported to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Johnson said.
According to Johnson, the wrong way driver, Jimmy Collins of Dawsonville, was still in intensive care as of March 17.
The accident is still under investigation and the sheriff's office does not know why the vehicle was traveling in the southbound lane.
Ga. 400 was closed for approximately an hour and a half.
Stone said that the Georgia State Patrol urge drivers to pay attention to their surroundings.
"We know spring is here and we know drivers will be out observing the flowers and foliage just like they do in the fall, but we urge drivers to be alert," Stone said. "More motorcycles will be out on the road with the warmer weather and we urge other vehicles on the roadway to watch where they are going, be alert and wear their seatbelts. We want people to arrive at their destinations safely."