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Driver faces up to year in jail after 11-car wreck in November
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Gainesville Police investigate a crash involving 11 vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, Monday morning Nov. 13, 2017. - photo by Scott Rogers

A tractor-trailer driver faces up to a year in jail after police say he caused a deadly 11-vehicle crash Nov. 13 on Queen City Parkway in Gainesville.

Police charged Anthony Douglas Teague, 41, of McDonough, with second-degree vehicular homicide, following too closely and too fast for conditions in the wreck that killed Nicole Rocafort, 24, of Cumming. Second-degree vehicular homicide is considered a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

The wreck involved 14 people, with seven people treated at Northeast Georgia Medical Center and released.

In the early morning of Nov. 13, Rocafort was stopped at the traffic light at the intersection of Queen City Parkway and West Ridge Road.

A tanker trailer struck Rocafort’s car in the rear and pushed it into a third vehicle, causing the other vehicle to overturn multiple times.

At the same time, Rocafort’s car struck another vehicle, causing it to go into a skid and causing a chain of cars to strike one another.

“Cases of this magnitude take longer (to solve), simply because of the number of vehicles involved,” Gainesville Police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said at the time of the wreck.

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