Man killed in head-on crash with semitruck
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Emergency personnel work on the scene of a wreck where Ronald Dodd, a 35-year-old Calhoun man, died Wednesday after crossing the center line on Highway 372 in Ball Ground and striking a Tyson chicken semi-truck head-on. <br> Special to the Tribune
Emergency personnel work on the scene of a wreck where Ronald Dodd, a 35-year-old Calhoun man, died Wednesday after crossing the center line on Highway 372 in Ball Ground and striking a Tyson chicken semi-truck head-on.
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The 63-year-old driver of the Tyson truck, who was not injured, told Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Service he had worked with the company since 1987, said Tim Cavender, the fire department’s spokesman.
The 63-year-old driver of the Tyson truck, who was not injured, told Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Service he had worked with the company since 1987, said Tim Cavender, the fire department’s spokesman.
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BALL GROUND — A Calhoun man was killed Wednesday when his Ford F-150 pickup truck crashed head-on into a Tyson chicken truck on Highway 372 in Ball Ground, authorities said.

Ronald Dodd, 35, died instantly in the wreck, a Georgia State Patrol spokesperson said. He was not wearing a seatbelt when he crossed the center line on Highway 372, or Ball Ground Road, and struck the Tyson semitruck, the GSP spokesperson said.

The 63-year-old driver of the Tyson truck told Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Service he had worked with the company since 1987, said Tim Cavender, the fire department’s spokesman.

“The driver of the Tyson chicken truck was shaken but did not report any injuries,” Cavender said.

“Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, who responded to the call shortly after 4 p.m., arrived on scene to find a fully loaded chicken truck had collided with a white Ford F-150 pickup truck near the intersection of Liberty Church Lane,” Cavender said.

Both lanes of Highway 372 were blocked for several hours while the wreck was cleared, and the Georgia State Patrol is investigating the incident Cavender said.

There was no alcohol involved in the wreck, according to a GSP spokesperson.



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