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Trooper says sleepy driver caused I-985 wreck Monday
3 suffer nonlife-threatening injuries
Hall County Fire Services and Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies work the scene of a wreck with an overturned car Monday afternoon on Interstate 985 South near Exit 17.

A Clarkston man allegedly fell asleep while driving on Interstate 985 Monday afternoon, leading to nonlife-threatening injuries for himself and two passengers, authorities said.

The three men were in a Toyota Avalon traveling northbound on I-985 after 4 p.m. Monday when the driver Suleman Ahmed, 35, failed to maintain his lane, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

“(The car) struck the guardrail, became airborne,” GSP Cpl. Dallas Van Scoten said. “(The car) then vaulted and overturned in the median.”

The car struck a cable barrier and came to a rest facing south on the highway.

Ahmed reportedly told troopers he fell asleep. He and Ali Sani, 26, of Clarkston were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries. Another passenger Mohammed Suleman, 36, of Clarkston, was not transported.

All in the car were wearing seatbelts, Van Scoten said.

The driver was charged by GSP for failure to maintain lane.

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