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Authorities: Driver may have fallen asleep in Jesse Jewell Parkway wreck

The driver in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday, June 26, may have fallen asleep while driving, according to authorities.

Georgia State Patrol responded after 11 a.m. Wednesday to Jesse Jewell Parkway east of East Avenue, where Maya Sims, 20, of Gainesville, was heading eastbound in the inside lane in a Nissan Sentra.

Kristopher Armour, 48, of Gillsville, was driving a Ford F350 belonging to the Hall County Board of Education westbound in the inside lane.

Cpl. Major Patterson said Sims failed to maintain lane on a curve and struck Armour on the front driver’s side in the westbound inside lane.

“(Sims) is believed to have fallen asleep while driving and was issued citations for driver to exercise due care and failure to maintain lane,” Patterson wrote in an email.

Both drivers were taken by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with injuries deemed not life-threatening.

Hall County officials did not return a request for comment regarding the incident.


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