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.
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.
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 FetchYourNews.com as new updates become available.
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.
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.
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.
ELLIJAY, GA – All southbound lanes of Highway 515 are currently closed due to an accident involving a vehicle fire.
FYN understands that life flight is on scene currently though no statement has been released on the number injured or possible fatalities.
The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office has released the following statement:
Vehicle fire on Hwy. 515 South in the area of Whitestone Road. All southbound lanes are shut down at this time. Emergency crews are on scene and life flight will likely be landing in the area and may shut down northbound lanes as well.
Stay with FYN as further updates are released and please find alternative paths if you need to travel south.
UPDATE – Officers on scene are telling travelers to take the 382 to Old 5 to get past the accudent.
According to authorities a single vehicle accident on Tuesday evening, June 13th resulted in injuries.
A Jeep Cherokee was traveling South on Main Street in Ellijay, GA when the driver lost control. The vehicle traveled off the roadway and down through the grass by Gilmer Printing, and ended up on the banks of the river. The female driver who has not yet been identified was air lifted from the scene. Two children, who were passengers in the vehicle, were transported to a hospital to be examined.
The cause of the accident is not yet known FYN will update when more information is available.
Shortly after the incident involving a wreck of a Tour Bus and a Semi-Truck on Highway 515 in Gilmer County, Tony Pritchett, Director of Public Safety for Gilmer County, held a conference to answer questions.
Director Pritchett stated a call came in to Gilmer County 911 at 11:02 for response to the accident.
When FYN arrived on the scene, several helicopters were still circling the area including both news choppers and Life-Flight services. The accident is suspected at this time by authorities to have occurred while a tour bus was traveling north on Highway 515 collided with a Semi-Truck who was crossing into or across the highway from Whitestone Road.
Minutes after the call came in, emergency response was on the scene to provide care and Gilmer County also responded with its Mass Casualties Trailer to aid in on-scene triage. Pritchett confirmed one fatality in the wreck belonging to the driver of the Tour bus. While four people remained uninjured, another 43 have sustained injuries requiring one to be Life-Flighted and others transported via ambulance to local hospitals including Fannin Regional Hospital, Northside Cherokee Hospital, and Piedmont Mountainside Hospital according to Pritchett.
FYN has been informed that the tour bus was carrying a majority of elderly passengers and had sustained extensive damage collapsing the front end. However, the quick response units were able to arrive and get on the bus quickly to begin caring for those on board.
More aid was quickly brought to the scene as well due to several mutual aid agreements in place with surrounding areas. In fact, authorities from Gilmer Fire and Rescue and EMS as well as Gilmer County Sheriff’s Department, Georgia State Patrol, Fannin County EMS Resources, Pickens County EMS Resources, Dawson County EMS Resources, and Murray County EMS Resources were all confirmed to be on-scene aiding with the incident. Pritchett went on to say he was “very thankful for the response of those surrounding jurisdictions, they were very helpful.”
While the limited sight distance at the location was referenced as a possible factor with the incident, no official statement was given with regards to cause or circumstance involved in the incident as the investigation is ongoing. Director Pritchett did confirm with FYN that he could recall at least one other incident involving a fatality occurring at the same location earlier this year. Witnesses have also been confirmed on scene and are speaking with officials at this time.
Currently, 515 will remain shutdown as a continuing investigation will be undertaken by the Georgia State Patrol and authorities are redirecting traffic around the accident. One traffic officer FYN talked with suggested those heading North on 515 to detour down Highway 136 to Old 5 to bypass it.
For more information on the accident and the Press Conference watch the video below and stay connected with Fetch Your News as more information becomes available.