Lula Road, West of GA 365 – Head-on crash with a tractor-trailer kills the driver

Last updated Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Georgia Car Accident: Georgia State Patrol reports that one person was killed in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer in Hall County around 6 PM on October 7.

The devastating crash happened when a Honda Accord driver, heading eastbound, veered across the median and collided with a tractor-trailer, the state police officials said. 

After the collision’s forceful impact, the semi-truck caught fire and was totally consumed. 

The crash forced the closure of SR 52 west of GA 365 for more than an hour as troopers inspected the scene and cleaned up the area.

48-year-old Cindy Elaine Flanagan of Lula, the driver of the Honda died of her injuries, whereas 60-year-old Danny Garmon of Gainesville, the driver of the tractor-trailer, suffered minor injuries.

Georgia State Patrol announced that investigations of the wreck will continue and that they will release any new information when it is available.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased.

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