A Gainesville Realtor died Tuesday after an auto accident on Ga. 365. Nola “Erice” Johnson, 78, was killed after a tractor-trailer collided with her car as it pulled out from Jaemor Farms Road after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Matthew Mangrum was driving on U.S. 17 when he tried to pass several vehicles at once. His car crashed head-on with a vehicle driven by Rebecca Davis. She and her passenger, Lauren Davis, were transported to a local hospital. Mangrum was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, Juan Ocompto, 18, was killed after being ejected from the vehicle. Ocompto died at the scene. GSP officials say the driver was going too fast for conditions when he lost control and the 2002 Ford Explorer overturned.
Five people total were involved in the accident, in which Christopher Dyal ran a stop sign into a church van. Three were airlifted to hospital with serious injuries, and one was taken home by family members.
There were more passengers in the truck who sustained only minor injuries, but no one in the third car was injured. The women in the hospital is out of surgery, and the toddler is reported to be in stable condition.