A Gainesville man has been charged with failure to maintain lane after a single-car crash that sent him to the hospital and shut down exits 16 and 17 on Interstate 985 for a few hours on Monday afternoon.
Pedro Gutierrez, 46, lost control of his 2004 Toyota Tacoma for an unknown reason while driving north on the Atlanta Highway entry ramp to I-985 northbound, Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said.
His truck hit a guardrail and rolled over, detaching the vehicle’s 20-foot utility trailer that became stuck on the guardrail, and the truck traveled 100 feet down an embankment.
Gutierrez was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville with non-life-threatening injuries.
In addition to the failure to maintain lane count, Gutierrez was also charged with having an expired license.
The wreck occurred at about 3:10 p.m. Monday.