(Cleveland)- A 30-year-old Cleveland man was killed in a three-vehicle accident Monday afternoon west of Cleveland.

Courtney Floyd, Public Information Officer with the Georgia Department of Public Safety provided preliminary details saying the accident occurred at approximately 5:09 PM on State Route 115 and Asbury Mill Road.

The trooper investigating the accident advised that the initial collision involved a tractor-trailer and a passenger car. Upon arrival, the trooper determined that a 2021 Toyota Rav-4, driven by 30-year-old Andrew Clark of Cleveland was traveling south on Asbury Mill Rd and failed to stop for the stop sign.  The Rav-4 entered the path of a tractor-trailer operated by Joseph R. Dyer, age 62, of Blairsville, who was traveling west on SR 115.

According to the GSP, the tractor-trailer struck the driver’s side of the Rav-4, causing the Rav-4 to overturn.  The tractor-trailer then began to jack-knife and traveled into the eastbound lanes, where it struck a Toyota Highlander driven by 31-year-old Harry Martin of Cornelia.

Floyd advised that Clark was trapped in the Rav-4 and had to be extricated by White County Fire/EMS.  She said unfortunately, Mr. Clark succumbed to his injuries on scene and was pronounced deceased.

Dyer, Harry Martin, and his passenger Casey Martin, age 28, were uninjured.

The roadway was shut down for approximately two and a half hours.

Floyd said the accident is still under active investigation.