NWGA Scanner | July 16th, 2022

Two killed, three kids injured after tractor-trailer runs red light and slams into minivan in Catoosa County Friday

According to the Georgia State Patrol Public Information Office, “These results are preliminary, and this crash is still under investigation. On July 15, at approximately 3:17 p.m., Troopers from Post 5 Dalton responded to a two-vehicle crash on GA 2 (Battlefield Parkway) at its intersection with Three Notch Road. The investigation revealed a Freightliner Cascadia tractor-trailer, driven by Joseph Chislom, 47, of Atlanta, was traveling west on GA 2 toward Three Notch Road. A Chrysler Pacifica was traveling south on Three Notch Road, attempting to make a left turn onto GA 2 EB. After both vehicles entered the intersection, the Freightliner struck the left side of the Chrysler. After impact, both vehicles came to rest in the westbound lanes of travel. Two passengers in the Chrysler succumbed to their injuries at the crash scene. The three juvenile occupants of the Chrysler were transported to a local hospital for treatment and are listed in stable condition. The occupants of the Freightliner reported no injuries.” According to GSP Public Information Office, Chislom was booked into the Catoosa County Jail and charged with vehicular homicide 2nd degree x2, driving too fast for conditions, and failure to obey traffic control device.