A severely injured woman was discovered 12 hours after a vehicle crash in Gainesville. According to a news report, the crash in Gainesville happened on Saturday night, July 10th, and neighbors found the woman around noon on Sunday, July 11th. The Georgia State Patrol suspects drugs as a contributor to the accident.
The report disclosed that the vehicle driver involved, a Forsyth man, died in the crash. The GSP placed the time of the collision around 11:45 p.m. on Old Cornelia Road Highway, west of Shady Valley Road in East Hall. The driver, Connor Wales, 27, drove a Ford F-150 pickup west on Old Cornelia.
The vehicle went off the roadway and struck a tree. It then overturned as it went down a 50-foot embankment and landed on its roof. GSP Cpl. J.G. Tucker said a neighbor heard “something” during the night but didn’t see anything. At about lunch, they discovered the crash, and the GSP arrived around 12:29 p.m.
Wales died in the wreck, and medics took 22-year-old Krissy Hamby to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. The woman said she lost consciousness after the crash and was not able to call for help. The GSP noted that neither the driver nor the passenger wore seatbelts when the crash happened. The investigation is ongoing.
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