An Alpharetta woman has been charged with running a red light on Ga. 365 at Howard Road in Gainesville, after a Sunday wreck that resulted in five people with minor injuries.
Janet Barnard, 48, drove her minivan through a red light as she pulled out of the RaceTrac convenience store headed toward Howard Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
An RV traveling north on Ga. 365 struck the minivan and overturned. Also upon impact, an unoccupied Jeep the RV was towing came loose and traveled next to Ga. 365, went down an embankment and wound up submerged in a lake, Trooper Jonathan Munger said.
The wreck took place at 1:10 p.m.
The RV driver, Roberta Harden, 69, of Dawsonville, and two passengers in Barnard’s vehicle were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where they were treated and later released, Trooper Brodie Forrester said.
Two others, including Barnard, were treated at the scene.
For a while after the wreck, northbound lanes on Ga. 365 were shut down and traffic was rerouted through the RaceTrac parking lot.
The Jeep, which belongs to Harden, was towed Sunday night from the lake, Forrester said.