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One killed, two seriously injured in Gaines Mill wreck

One person was killed and two others were seriously injured after a three-car wreck Wednesday, Jan. 30, on Gaines Mill Road in Hall County.

Georgia State Patrol responded after 6 p.m. Wednesday to Gaines Mill Road north of Jim Sweet Road. Cpl. Josh Hedden said Luis Enrique Ramirez, 29, of Gainesville, was traveling southbound on Gaines Mill Road in a Dodge Neon. 

Two cars were headed northbound, with Christian Abel Menchaca, 27, of Gainesville, driving a Dodge Charger ahead of Walter Patrick Fulbright, 52, of Kennesaw, in a Dodge Ram truck.

Hedden said Ramirez’s car crossed the centerline and struck Menchaca’s car.

Menchaca’s car then “rotated counterclockwise and struck a mailbox,” Hedden wrote in an email.

Ramirez’s car kept heading in the wrong direction and struck Fulbright’s truck head-on.

Ramirez’s passenger, Austin Jeremy Tatum, 32, of Gainesville, was fatally injured.

Ramirez and Fulbright suffered serious injuries, though Menchaca was unharmed.

Hedden said charges are pending for Ramirez.