Victims of fatal 411 crash identified
by Staff Report
Sep 05, 2012 | 2585 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The victims of a double-fatality wreck on U.S. Highway 411 were identified Tuesday as Molly Barnes, 54, of Gaylesville, Ala., and Christopher Barnes, 22, also of Gayesville.

They were passengers in a Chevrolet Trailblazer that left the roadway and traveled down an embankment before striking several trees. The driver, James Lee Barnes, 58, also from Gaylesville, was airlifted to Grady Hospital with head trauma.

The 411 wreck was one of eight fatal crashes across the state, in which a total of 10 people died. Locations for these wrecks included Cobb, Gwinnett and Henry counties, and the cities of Douglas, Toccoa, Valdosta and Madison.

In a statement, the Georgia State Patrol said their officials investigated 373 traffic crashes that resulted in 230 injuries.

Other figures included the arrest of 240 people accused of driving under the influence and the issuance of 983 citations for seat belt violations. Six stolen vehicles were recovered as well.

The holiday count began Friday at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight Monday.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report.