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2 men killed when car crossed Ga. 400 median, struck truck in Dawson County
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Two men were killed in a two-vehicle wreck Dec. 10, 2018, on Ga. 400 North in Dawson County. Photo courtesy Danny Thompson of Dawson County Emergency Services.

A Dawsonville man and Dahlonega man were killed on Ga. 400 Monday when a southbound vehicle crossed the median of the highway into the northbound lanes and struck the other vehicle.

Troopers responded to the two-vehicle wreck at 1:24 p.m. Dec. 10 near Henry Grady Highway in Dawson County.

Both drivers were pronounced dead on the scene, according to a press release from the Georgia State Patrol. There were no other passengers in either vehicle.

Tony Ray Chastain, 56, of Dawsonville, was driving a 2003 Lincoln Town Car south on Ga. 400 in the left lane. Colquitt Juanez Thompson, 63, of Dahlonega, was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado north on Ga. 400 in the right lane, according to the state patrol.

Chastain’s car left the roadway, crossed the median, traveled into the northbound lanes and collided head-on with Thompson’s truck.

Distracted driving does not appear to be a factor in the wreck. Drugs and alcohol are also not suspected. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

Despite rainy conditions, the release states that wet roadways do not appear to be a factor, either.

The northbound lanes of Ga. 400 were closed until 3:30 p.m. for investigation and cleanup.

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