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Intersection of Highway 53 and 211 reopened after crash knocks out signals

Highway 53 at Highway 211 was shut down around 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, due to a one-vehicle crash. 

Georgia State Patrol said a Nissan Pathfinder was heading eastbound on Winder Highway around 5:42 p.m. Tuesday when it went through the intersection and struck a utility pole.

The car caused the utility pole to collapse along with the attached traffic signals.

The driver and passenger, who were not identified by state patrol, were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with minor injuries.

The Georgia Department of Transportation diverted traffic. The Sheriff's Office said all lanes were open at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Georgia State Patrol is still investigating the crash.