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Wrong Way Driver Causes Crash on 316

Several people were trapped in a vehicle and had to be extricated.

Three people have been hospitalized after a Friday night crash near the intersection of Highway 316 and Winder Highway -- an accident which police say was caused by a wrong way driver.

According to an emailed statement from Gwinnett County Police, the head on collision occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. The wrong way driver is believed to have been driving under the influence. Several calls were placed to the 911 center reporting a wrong way driver in the minutes immediately preceding the crash, police added.

Several people were trapped and had to be extricated by Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services personnel. Three patients were transported to area hospitals. Two are described as being in critical condition.

The Gwinnett County Police Accident Investigation Unit (AIU) is handling the investigation.

No further details are available at this time.

JNM August 28, 2012 at 02:36 AM
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