Saturday May 25th, 2024 4:22AM

Overturned truck dumps coins on road, cleanup lasts hours

Hall County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a traffic accident Monday afternoon, that resulted in the closure of Holly Springs Road due to a load of coins spilled onto the roadway.
 
Deputies received the call to an overturned Freightliner box truck near Oxford Road in the area of Clermont at approximately 4:45 p.m.

"The truck was hauling coins as part of its business in service of coin-cashing machines," said Hall County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Derreck Booth.
 
"The driver of the truck, Donovann Miller, 21, of Decatur, was transported by Hall County Fire Services to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries."
 
According to the preliminary investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit, Miller was headed east on Holly Springs Road when the truck ran off the eastbound shoulder. Miller overcorrected into the westbound lane. The truck went off the westbound shoulder and overturned.
 
The driver of an oncoming Ford F150 pickup truck went off the road to avoid the accident and sideswiped the roof of the overturned box truck. The pickup truck driver suffered minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.
 
Holly Springs Road remained closed until approximately 11:30 p.m. for cleanup of the box truck and coins.
 
Deputies cited Miller for failure to maintain lane and no proof of insurance.

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