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Man charged with DUI in Sunday morning wreck
Phillips, 4 in other car injured in crash
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A Flowery Branch man has been charged with DUI in a Sunday morning wreck in West Hall County that injured himself and four others.

Samuel Phillips, 31, also has been charged with failure to maintain lane and serious injury by vehicle in the crash, which took place at 11:09 a.m. on Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road west of  Watson Circle, said Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Auston Allen.

Phillips was traveling east on Ga. 369 in a Chevrolet Trailblazer, when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a Chevrolet Malibu driven west by Warren Buckley, 64, of Gainesville, according to GSP.

A 9-year-old in the rear of Buckley’s car, Karrilynn Greer, was taken by air ambulance to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. She was in good condition Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The others were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville

Warren Buckley was in fair condition Tuesday, and his wife, Cory Buckley, 60, is in satisfactory condition, according to the hospital. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Cory Buckley.

Phillips and a passenger in the rear of Buckley’s vehicle, 7-year-old James Greer of Gainesville, were treated and later released.

Allen didn’t know whether Phillips was booked into jail. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office also didn’t know his status.