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UPDATE: Victims of fatal Habersham wreck identified

By AccessWDUN Staff

The two people killed in a Wednesday morning crash in Habersham County have now been identified.

A report issued by the Georgia State Patrol Friday identified the driver of the Cadillac CTS as Douglas Clover, age 46, and his passenger as Debra Minneman, age 61, both of Rockmart.

Details of the crash can be seen below. Officials said the accident happened at around 12:13 a.m. Wednesday.


Story update from 8:15 a.m. Wednesday:

Two people from Rockmart, Georgia were killed in a single-vehicle wreck early Wednesday morning in Habersham County.

According to a press release from the Georgia State Patrol, the incident happened just after midnight at Duncan Bridge Road's intersection with Willingham Avenue.

A 46-year-old man was driving a Cadillac CTS east on Duncan Bridge Road at high speed when he allegedly ran the stop sign at the intersection. The vehicle traveled through the three-way intersection and onto the property of the nearby Fieldale Plant.

The Cadillac hit a curb and went about 30 feet into the air. It eventually hit the nearby railroad track during a nose dive. The vehicle eventually came to a stop against a railroad car parked on the railroad track.

The driver and his 61-year-old passenger both died at the scene. 

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash.

The names of the victims have not been released as of 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Original story published Wednesday at 7:10 a.m.:

The Georgia State Patrol said Wednesday morning it was investigating a Habersham County accident which left two people dead.

Few details were released, but the agency said it happened off Gainesville Highway in the Duncan Bridge Road area.

This story will be updated as more details are released.

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