Two crashes on Alt 52 injure five
by Lorri Harrison
Mar 19, 2014 | 1296 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Five people were injured in two crashes on Highway 52 Alternate in Chatsworth on Friday.

According to reports, The Georgia State Patrol is investigating both crashes.

The first occurred around 5 p.m. in the area of the 1700 block of Alt. 52 when a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by 55-year-old Jerry D. Dove of Chatsworth left the roadway.

The vehicle went into the ditch, struck a tree and then re-entered the road and spun around.

Dove was transported to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga by LifeForce helicopter.

The second crash is believed to have occurred when another Chatsworth man, Kevin Defriece, stopped his Isuzu Rodeo to offer assistance in the crash involving the Explorer.

The Rodeo was struck in the rear by a car driven by 19-year-old Tina Paige Long, also of Chatsworth.

Long was cited for following too closely.

Three passengers in Long’s vehicle, an adult and two children, as well as Defriece and an adult passenger in his Rodeo were all transported to Murray Medical Center.

The crashes are still under investigation.