NWGA Scanner | March 2nd, 2022
According to the Georgia State Patrol, “These are the preliminary investigative findings, and this crash is still under investigation. On March 1, 2022, at 4:50 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 5 Dalton was requested to investigate a two-vehicle crash with injuries on GA 201 (1803 Tunnel Hill Varnell Road) near Lake Kathy Road in Whitfield County. The preliminary investigation shows that a white BMW 430XI driven by a 16-year-old male was traveling east on GA 201 at a high rate of speed. The BMW passed traffic in a no-passing zone and traveled east in the west lanes on GA 201, and struck a blue GMC Acadia driven by a 39-year-old female who was traveling west on GA 201. The 16-year-old male was life-flighted to Erlanger Hospital. The female was transported to Hamilton Medical Center by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.” According to a Whitfield County 911 CAD, the teenager was entrapped and was extricated after lengthy extraction by Whitfield County Fire Department.