Two juveniles injured in New Franklin road crash; driver arrested for DUI

Published 4:49 pm Monday, April 4, 2022

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Two juveniles were injured in a one-car collision on New Franklin Sunday morning.

Troopers from Georgia State Patrol Post 2 in LaGrange responded to a single-vehicle crash on GA-1, near the curb on New Franklin Road leading into Martha Berry Highway, involving three passengers.

According to the preliminary report from Georgia State Patrol, the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder was traveling north on GA-1, at a high rate of speed.

The Pathfinder left the roadway where it struck a curb, light pole and a tree, before overturning back onto GA-1. 

The driver and a juvenile passenger were transported to a local hospital, while a second juvenile passenger was flown to a hospital in Atlanta. 

The driver was subsequently arrested and charged with several misdemeanor traffic violations, including DUI and child endangerment charges.