Seven people were injured early Tuesday in a four-vehicle wreck that began when one motorist crossed the centerline of Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road and struck another vehicle.
The wreck took place at 9:05 a.m. at Montgomery Drive.
The preliminary investigation shows that Jason Greer, 33, of Gainesville, driving a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck, was traveling west on Browns Bridge when his truck crossed the centerline and struck a Ford Escort driven by James Daniel Mote, 39, of Gainesville, said Lt. Brian Kelly, Gainesville police spokesman.
Mote was traveling east on Browns Bridge at the time, Kelly said.
Riding with Mote was his wife, Jennifer Dawn Mote, 35, and their 16-year-old daughter.
After the collision, the truck rolled over, striking a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Elaine Daughters, 48, of Cumming, Kelly said.
Daughters’ mother, Ellen Schwaemmle, 77, of Dawsonville, was a passenger in the van.
The truck continued rolling, striking a utility pole and coming to a stop off the roadway.
Before striking the utility pole, debris from the truck struck a 2001 Nissan Maxima driven by Jordan Buchannan, 18, of Gainesville, Kelly said.
Daughters and Buchannan were traveling east, behind Mote’s car, at the time of the accident.
All the wreck victims were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment.
The most seriously injured person was the 16-year-old, whose name wasn’t available, Kelly said.
The roadway was shut down for about two hours while authorities conducted their investigation and treated the injured. It is unknown at this time why Greer’s truck crossed the centerline, Kelly said.
No charges have been filed.