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Beer truck wreck at lake in Forsyth County injures 2 Hall County men

POSTED: May 29, 2013 12:45 a.m.

A Lula man and a Gainesville man were treated for minor injuries Monday after an 18-wheel Budweiser truck drove off Browns Bridge Road to the edge of Lake Lanier.

Robin Stone, a spokeswoman for the Georgia State Patrol, said the driver, 24-year-old Jesse Patterson of Lula, was heading east on Ga. 369 near Floyd Lane when he went off the right shoulder.

“The vehicle struck several trees and continued to its final resting position in Lake Lanier,” Stone said. “The driver stated that a wasp had flown into the window and landed on his hand.”

Patterson reportedly left the road after the wasp flew on his leg and he became nervous. Stone did not know how much, if any, beer the truck was hauling.

Drugs or alcohol were not factors in the wreck, she said.

Patterson and his passenger, 24-year-old Matthew Woodman of Gainesville, were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with what were described as minor injuries.

Patterson was cited for failure to maintain lane.


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