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Athens Highway wreck kills 1
Area has third fatal accident of week
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The Georgia State patrol works a fatal accident involving an 18-wheeler and a car on Athens Highway south of Wallace Road late Thursday afternoon. - photo by Tom Reed

An accident on Athens Highway just south of Barrett Road has killed one person, according to Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

The Thursday afternoon accident involved a tractor-trailer and another vehicle. Traffic was backed up on the highway and detoured onto Wallace Road.An accident on Athens Highway just south of Barrett Road has killed one person, according to Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

The Thursday afternoon accident involved a tractor-trailer and another vehicle. Traffic was backed up on the highway and detoured onto Wallace Road.

The fatal occurred at 4:34 p.m., 0.2 miles south of Wallace.

A 2007 Honda Civic was southbound on Ga. 11 and crossed into the northbound lane, striking a 2005 Freightliner, the Georgia State Patrol said.

The driver of the Honda — Samuel A. Viera, 24, from Gainesville — was killed in the crash.

The driver of the tractor trailer — Colin Wayne Adams, 67, of Rossville — had complaints of injuries and was not transported for treatment.

It was the third fatal accident in the area this week. A Monday afternoon wreck at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Queen City Parkway killed Aylin Rodriguez, a second-grader at World Language Academy, and an early morning wreck on Tuesday killed two people who have yet to be identified after their car's fiery crash with a tractor-trailer on Purina Drive.

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