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Driver killed in wreck with dump truck

POSTED: June 5, 2013 11:21 p.m.
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A wreck on Tanners Mill Road this morning between a dump truck and passenger vehicle killed the driver of the passenger vehicle.

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A wreck killed one just after 9 Wednesday morning on Tanners Mill Road in southeast Hall County.

Leslie Legg, 31, of Gainesville was driving a 2011 Ford Fusion when he was killed after pulling in front of a dump truck hauling asphalt.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Auston Allen said Legg failed to stop at a stop sign as he traveled east on Ga. 211, and therefore failed to yield to the dump truck traveling south on Ga. 60.

The driver of the dump truck, Mickey Braswell, 36, of Statham attempted to avoid hitting the Fusion but hit the driver’s side door. Legg died instantly, the state patrol said.

Allen said Braswell is employed by Allied Paving Co.

The dump truck overturned spilling three quarters of its load. The roadway was closed for about four hours as the spilled asphalt was removed. The roads reopened at about 1 p.m.

Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Franka Young said Braswell complained of minor injuries but was not transported to a hospital.



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