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GSP: Driver high in wreck that killed teen, put 3 in critical condition

HALL COUNTY - A Gainesville teen died this morning and three others remain in critical condition following a wreck with a man accused of driving under the influence of drugs.

Jonathan Flanagan, 22, of Dahlonega was driving north on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 near Price Road when he crossed the center line and struck a car carrying a woman and three teens, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Cpl. Jonathan Munger reported Flanagan was driving too fast for conditions. He could not confirm which drugs Flanagan was under the influence of until a chemical test is performed.

Elizabeth Alvarez-Perez, 44, was driving the other car and remains in critical condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville along with a 16-year-old and 14-year-old. Jesus Alvarez-Perez, 19, died at the hospital this morning.

Flanagan was transported to the hospital but did not sustain life-threatening injuries. He will be transported to the Hall County Jail upon his release from the hospital. He is charged with first-degree vehicular homicide among other traffic and criminal charges.