The Georgia State Patrol rescued a woman who survived a single-vehicle crash in Gainesville 12 hours after it occurred. The single-vehicle crash in Gainesville took place on Saturday, July 10th, and the woman was not discovered until before lunch on Sunday, July 11th. The investigators believe drugs could have contributed to the crash.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident happened at about 11:45 p.m. on Old Cornelia Road Highway, west of Shady Valley Road in East Hall. The initial investigation revealed that a 27-year-old man, Connor Wales, drove a Ford F-150 pickup westbound on Old Cornelia. The car then went off the road and struck a tree.
The vehicle overturned, went down a 50-foot embankment, and landed on its roof. Cpl. J.G. Tucker, with the GSP, said a neighbor said they heard “something” around the time of the crash but didn’t see anything. They went out before lunchtime on Sunday and found the crash site.
The GSP said they arrived at the crash site at about 12:29 p.m. and found Wales dead. Medics then conveyed the survivor, 22-year-old Krissy Hamby, to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for treatment. The woman told the investigators she could not call for help as she lost consciousness after the accident.
The state patrol said neither Hamby nor Wales wore seatbelts. The investigation into the occurrence is ongoing.
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