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2 hurt in McEver Road collision; one charged with DUI

POSTED: April 24, 2014 11:18 p.m.

Two women were injured Tuesday in a wreck on McEver Road near Gaines Ferry Road.

Cecelia Marie Payne, 21, is charged with driving under the influence and serious injury by vehicle in the incident, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Payne was driving a 1995 Ford Contour southbound on McEver around 9 p.m. when she left her lane and struck the left side of a Lexus ES350 driven by Deborah R. Warner, 63, of Flowery Branch, according to the patrol. Payne’s car then continued south in the wrong lane and struck a 2005 Honda Accord head-on, a patrol spokesperson said. Connie B Crawford, 62, of Flowery Branch, was driving that car.

Crawford and Payne were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services, said one of the injuries was severe, but he could not say which one.

Payne was in satisfactory condition Thursday afternoon, according to the hospital. Information was not available about Crawford’s condition.

Payne is also charged with failure to maintain lane and violating tire requirements.


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