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Wrong-Way Driver Dies in Gainesville Freeway Crash

3:22 PM, Jan 8, 2013   |    comments
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GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - An 80-year-old man has died after a wrong-way crash involving four vehicles in Gainesville.

Georgia State Patrol officials say Raymond Sanford Reed, of Gainesville, was traveling south in the northbound lanes on Interstate 985 when his Buick LeSabre hit a pickup truck head-on.

Authorities say the truck was rear ended by a Honda Civic, and Reed's car was hit again by a tractor trailer avoiding the accident.

Police say four people were injured and have been released from the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Reed is at least the second elderly driver this week to die after a wrong-way crash.

On Monday, 83-year-old Virgil Hicks, of Statesboro, died after a wrong-way accident in Chatham County. His Buick Lucerne hit an SUV carrying five people from Boone, N.C. on Jan. 3.

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