Box truck shuts down Highway 515


ELLIJAY, Ga. – A box truck heading north on Highway 515 stopped traffic when it wrecked late Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 27.

Authorities on scene worked quickly to clear the right lane of northbound traffic as nobody was seriously injured in the accident. The truck went off the road and came to rest on the guard rail near Highway 515 Auto Auction.

According to Gilmer County Public Safety Director Tony Pritchett, two people were in the truck at the time of the crash. At this time, Highway 515 is open to traffic again while workers are clearing the road.


Yukon bus wreck report released


EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Georgia State Patrol has released its official report for the Yukon Road bus incident last Monday, Jan. 22.

According to the report, officials say the bus driver, 71-year-old Harold Moody, says he drifted onto the shoulder as he was reaching for his microphone and looking into his mirror at the students on his bus.

The report states Moody was “distracted” while he was driving by using the microphone and causing him to drift off the east side of Yukon Road before striking a culvert and veering back across both lanes before overturning and coming to rest blocking the road. Moody was not injured in the accident.

Vehicle 1 was traveling north attempting to negotiate a curve on Yukon Road. Vehicle 1 drifted and traveled off the east side of Yukon Road causing the driver to lose control.
Vehicle 1 traveled north on the east shoulder into a ditch. The undercarriage of vehicle 1 struck the ditch culvert. Vehicle 1 veered left and travel west across both lanes of the
roadway. Vehicle 1 overturned and came to an uncontrolled rest facing west on its right side across both lanes of Yukon Road.

Driver 1 stated that he reached up to grab the microphone and looked at the rearview mirror to address the student passengers. He stated that the student passengers were being loud and using profanity. Driver 1 became distracted by using the microphone and looking at the rearview mirror while attempting to negotiate a downhill curve.

School officials have already confirmed the use of a substitute driver after having placed Moody on administrative leave. Read more about the accident with “Bus wreck on Yukon injures students,” “Responding to Gilmer’s bus wreck on Yukon Road,” and “Ralston speaks on Yukon bus crash.”


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Student injured in accident at Mountain View


EAST ELLIJAY, Ga. – Reports today confirm that a student at Mountain View Elementary School was injured by a pencil inserted into his face.

Gilmer County Charter School System Superintendent Dr. Shanna Wilkes told FetchYourNews it seems that the child was walking when he tripped and fell onto the pencil in his hand. Despite the appearance of an accident, Wilkes did confirm that they are investigating further to make sure.

The child was taken by their parents for medical care and Mountain View Elementary has returned to its normal classes despite the incident. While Wilkes declined to comment on the student or what grade that student is in, she did reiterate that information points that this was a freak accident.

Wilkes also confirmed the injury was to the face, possibly a sinus cavity or eye socket, but did not comment further details on the exact injury.


Accident on 382 claims one fatality


ELLIJAY, Ga – The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a two-vehicle accident on Highway 382 just past Airport Grocery.

Occurring on Sunday, Nov. 19, the accident did shut down the area of 382 temporarily. Gilmer County Public Safety Director Tony Pritchett told FYN that when emergency services arrived on scene, they did confirm the one fatality.

Sheriff Stacy Nicholson spoke with FYN, confirming injuries of two others who were both in the second vehicle. However, Nicholson went on to say that much of the details are not available currently as the Georgia State Patrol is handling investigation of the incident.

The other two injuries were transported to an emergency room. Check for more details as FYN continues following the investigation.


Accident takes out Fence at Southern Pipe in Ellijay


October 30, 2017 ~ Gilmer County Georgia

According to authorities a single vehicle accident occurred on October 30th, 2017 on River Street in Ellijay, GA.   Sources tell FYN a female driver lost control of her vehicle on Monday, mid morning, and hit a curb.  The driver may have been attempting to correct the vehicle and veered off the roadway causing the vehicle to crash through the fence at Southern Pipe & Supply located at 340 River Street.  The vehicle narrowly missed the signage out front of the business.

According to sources at the scene,  the driver of the vehicle may not have been wearing her seat belt and after being helped from the car was taken by ambulance for medical attention to assess her injuries.   Ellijay Police and Georgia State Patrol responded to the accident.  The accident is under investigation at this time.

Clear Creek Vehicle Accident Claims One Fatality


ELLIJAY, GA – An accident on Clear Creek Road occurred Tuesday afternoon, October 17, that has claimed the life of one driver.

According to Public Safety Director Tony Pritchett, the accident was located around the area of Fendley Bridge. While Pritchett did confirm the death of one female, he tells FYN reports have not come back yet on the extent of injuries for others involved.

The one fatality was unable to be revived when emergency services arrived on scene. Specifics on her identity are currently being withheld for the family and an ongoing State Patrol Investigation.

However, FYN has confirmed one other vehicle was involved in the accident. We are also attempting to get more information at this time from the State Patrol Investigation.

Stay with us at as new updates become available.


282 Accident Closes Traffic Near Pleasant Gap Road


ELLIJAY, GA – According to the Sheriff’s Office, a motor vehicle accident on 282 occurred earlier today.

The accident reportedly occurred near Pleasant Gap Road between a car and tractor. While FYN is currently seeking additional details, it has been confirmed that all lanes of traffic are currently closed.


Vehicle Accident at Wal-Mart Leads to Death


ELLIJAY, GA – Just after noon, a driver in a black Jeep struck another vehicle on the right side of the Wal-Mart parking lot, nearest the Comfort Inn Suites.

Authorities gave no details on how the Jeep came to rest on the post, but did confirm the driver had to be taken to Kennestone Medical Center.

Authorities gave no details on how the Jeep came to rest on the post, but did confirm the driver had to be taken to Kennestone Medical Center.

According to East Ellijay Police Chief Larry Callahan, after striking the vehicle, the driver put his vehicle in reverse and struck another vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian was killed in the incident.

The driver has since been transferred to Kennestone Medical Center by the Gilmer EMS. While authorities believe the pedestrian to be a local resident, no details are being released to the public.

However, Chief Callahan told FYN that the Georgia State Patrol is conducting the investigation. Stay with FYN as we await more details on the situation.

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