By: Rob Moore


(CLEVELAND) – Three people were injured in a single-vehicle wreck south of Cleveland Sunday night.

Cpl. Auston Allen of Georgia State Patrol Post 6 in Gainesville provided preliminary details of the investigation of the crash, reported just after 9 p.m. on Old Highway 75 South between Truelove Road and Hamilton Drive.

“A 1998 Pontiac Firebird was traveling south on Old Highway 75 South,” Allen said. “The vehicle exited the east shoulder of the roadway, rotated counterclockwise, traveled through a private yard and struck a tree in the private yard, coming to rest against the tree.”

Allen said there were three occupants in the car.

“The front right seat occupant had critical injuries and was flown to Atlanta Medical Center,” Allen said.

AirLife Georgia 2 medical helicopter landed at the scene of the wreck to pick up that victim.

“The back right seat passenger – as well as the driver – was transported by ground to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for injuries,” Allen said. “At this time, it does not appear to be critical.”

Allen did not release names at the scene, saying that would come at a later time.

Firefighters from White County and the City of Cleveland fire departments responded, along with White County Emergency Medical Services and White County Sheriff’s Office.

Emergency personnel had to use extrication equipment to free the trapped occupants.