According to police, a large Peterbuilt dump truck was traveling on Dallas Highway near the West Sandtown Road intersection when it went through a red light, striking a car. The car and the dump truck slid into a third vehicle. The dump truck left the two cars resting on the guardrail while it continued through the rail, coming to rest in a stand of trees.
The drivers of both cars were rushed to Kennestone hospital for serious injuries. The driver of the first vehicle, a woman from Dallas, TX, was critically injured and died soon after arriving at the hospital. At the time of this report the second driver was still being treated for his injuries. The driver of the dump truck was not injured.
The driver of the dump truck, Jason Chatham of Powder Springs, is expected to face charges for his role in the accident. There was no information available as to what the charges may be.
The staff and attorneys at the Hart Law Firm would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of the accident victim.