Monday July 15th, 2024 1:29PM

Cornelia driver charged after passenger seriously hurt in Helen wreck

One person was seriously hurt when a vehicle driven by a Habersham County man wrecked on the north end of Helen Tuesday night.

Kerry Wheeler, 58, of Cornelia was driving the vehicle and is charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, and no lights, said Helen Police Chief Aletha Barrett.

The wreck happened about 8:45 p.m. on North Main Street (Georgia 17 /75) and shut down the highway for more than two hours due to the vehicle position and guardrail damage.

The passenger’s name has not been released. 

Barrett said the wreck remained under investigation Wednesday.

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