Charges pending in crash that seriously injures Clermont man, hurts three others

By B.J. Williams
Posted 3:20PM on Wednesday 13th February 2019 ( 5 years ago )

A Clermont man suffered serious injuries in a two-car crash on Cleveland Highway in White County Tuesday evening, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Three other people were also hurt. 

Cpl. Joshua Hedden said troopers from Post 6 in Gainesville responded to the accident near Collins Road at 6:10 p.m. 

After an investigation, they determined a Toyota 4-Runner being operated by Shon Mitchell Gowan, 24, of Clermont was traveling southbound on Cleveland Highway, following the vehicle in front of him too closely. Troopers said as Gowan attempted to avoid the vehicle in front of him, he crossed into the northbound lane of traffic, hitting an oncoming Chevrolet Cruz head-on.

Hedden said the 4-Runner overturned after impact. Gowan and his passenger, 19-year-old Cheyenne Lucille White of Clermont, sustained minor injuries. 

The passenger in the Cruz, 46-year-old Benny Anthony McEntire of Clermont, was seriously injured, while the driver, 49-year-old Leticia Ruthann McEntire of Clermont, suffered minor injuries. There was no word on Mr. McEntire's condition Wednesday. 

Hedden said charges are pending in the crash.

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