Two airlifted following Gordon County wreck

July 14, 2022–5:16 p.m.


Two people were airlifted to the hospital following a head-on crash Wednesday evening on Red Bud Road in Calhoun.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, a Dodge Ram with a trailer, hauling a backhoe was traveling eastbound near mile marker 17 at around 6:57 p.m.

The Dodge crossed the center line while trying to avoid striking another vehicle that was turning left.

The Dodge then hit a westbound Honda Accord.

The driver of the Ram, Leslie Burns of Trenton, sustained minor injuries.

James Abernathy of Ranger, who was the driver of the Honda, received multiple injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

Two passengers in the Honda were transported by LifeForce to area hospitals for treatment of serious injuries.

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