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Cleveland man seriously injured after car struck a tree

A Cleveland man was seriously injured Saturday, Nov. 24, after his car struck a tree on Cleveland Highway, according to authorities.

Georgia State Patrol said Robert Gene Duty, 57, was driving a Ford Fusion around 9:05 a.m. Saturday on Cleveland Highway at Donna Drive. 

Duty was headed southbound on Cleveland Highway when he traveled onto the east shoulder and struck a tree with his front bumper, Cpl. Joshua Hedden wrote in an email.

“(Duty’s car) traveled approximately 86 feet from the edge of the roadway to the tree,” Hedden wrote.

Duty was seriously injured. He was cited for failure to maintain lane and driving while unlicensed.