Three killed in Barrow Co crash

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office says three people were killed when their truck ran a red light at the intersection of Highways 316 and 11 near Bethlehem. Thursday’s pre-dawn wreck claimed the lives of 37 year-old Jader Artola, 48 year-old Gonzalo Garcia and 17 year-old Norman Vilchez II. All three were in the truck; all were from Winder. The Sheriff’s Office say their truck was struck by a tractor-trailer rig. The driver of the semi was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of what were described as non life-threatening injuries.

From WSB TV…

An early morning crash has left three people dead, according to the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.

On Thursday at 5 a.m., troopers responded to a three-vehicle crash on GA 316 at GA 11.

An investigation indicated that a Dodge Dart, with three people in it, was traveling south when it collided with a semi-truck and a Nissan Sentra traveling west.

Deputies said the Dodge Dart ran a red light before colliding with the left side of the semi-truck.

Deputies identified the three victims as 37-year-old Jader Artola, 48-year-old Gonzalo Balmaceda-Garcia and 17-year-old Norman Tremino-Vilchez II.

The driver of the semi-truck and Nissan were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

All of the victims were from Winder.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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