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One killed, 6 seriously injured in Tuesday morning wrecks
Gainesville man identified as driver who died
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One of two vehicles involved in a collision this morning in front of Free Chapel is loaded onto a flat bed wrecker. - photo by Tom Reed

One man is dead after a wreck Tuesday morning on McEver Road at Gould Road in front of Free Chapel Worship Center.

Ehsanul Haque, 57, of Gainesville was killed, said Hall County Coroner Marion Merck.

Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks with the Hall County Sheriff's Office said a report of the accident came in around 7:14 a.m.

Robin Stone, spokeswoman with Georgia State Patrol, said a Nissan Maxima was heading north on McEver and the second vehicle, a Nissan Pathfinder, was going south. The Maxima merged into the left lane and attempted to turn left at the intersection when it was struck in the passenger-side door by the Pathfinder.

Haque was a passenger in the Maxima and the 34-year-old driver, Layla Pervin of Gainesville, was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. The driver of the Pathfinder, Vicki L. Barth, 41, of Cumming, was not taken to the hospital.

Pervin's other passenger, Monia Samantha Hossain, 9, of Gainesville, also was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Both had serious injuries but were in stable condition.

Amber Sorrells, Georgia State Patrol operator, said the accident is under further investigation by the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team. She said it may be a prosecutable fatality.

Another accident Tuesday morning at Friendship Road sent two children to the hospital.

Georgia State Patrol Trooper Daniel Joiner said a Toyota 4Runner containing a father and his two children was traveling west on Ga. 347 and a concrete mixer truck was traveling east on the same road.

"For unknown reasons, the Toyota 4Runner failed to maintain its lane and traveled into the eastbound lane," Joiner said. "That's where they struck head-on."

Carter Boozer, 7, was flown to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston and Katie Boozer, 9, was flown to Children's at Scottish Rite in Atlanta. The father, Matthew Boozer, 37, was flown to Atlanta Medical Center.

Joiner said there were head injuries and "lots of serious injuries to the driver" of the 4Runner.

He said Boozer might have been taking his kids to school when the accident occurred around 7 a.m.

"It appears that way. There were a couple of bookbags in the back of the 4Runner," Joiner said. "Looking at their ages and the bookbags, it would lead me to that conclusion."

A fourth adult involved in the Friendship Road accident was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Joiner said charges are pending but none have been filed.

David Kimbrell, Hall County fire chief, said both roads were closed about 2 ½ hours.

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