Auto Accident on I-575

Canton, Cherokee County GA. April 1, 2010 - Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident Thursday morning on Interstate 575 southbound, at the Little River Bridge. The drive shaft of a dump truck fell off the vehicle and was struck by at least 2 other vehicles. The driver of a fourth vehicle, Jonathon Eley, 31 years old of Canton, slid into the median and went off a steep embankment between the 2 bridges. Eley’s vehicle came to rest on its roof. Eley was transported to Kennestone Hospital where he is being treated for a fractured spine and lacerations to his face and head.

No other drivers were injured. The accident is being investigated by the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit. No charges have been filed at this time.




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