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GSP: Driver swatting away spider crossed into traffic
Car flips, bursts into flames, but no serious injuries
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A driver told Georgia State Patrol that a spider was crawling on her moments before a wreck that flipped one vehicle and caused hers to catch fire, authorities said.

GSP Cpl. Dallas Van Scoten said Alyssa Seibert was driving a 1998 Acura Integra around 4 p.m. Wednesday on Dahlonega Highway near Brady Road.

“She said that a spider was crawling on her and she was swatting at it,” Van Scoten said.

Seibert’s Acura crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a 2006 Chevy Colorado right at the edges driven by Kenneth Sosebee.

The Colorado flipped over, Van Scoten said.

All passengers and drivers made it out of their respective vehicles before the Acura caught on fire, Van Scoten said. The reason for the fire is unknown.

Seibert, Sosebee and two others were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

The wreck shut down Dahlonega Highway for roughly two hours, Bailes said.

Van Scoten said Seibert was cited for driving on the wrong side of the road.

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