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Man faces DUI, other charges in south Forsyth crash that injured 5
Joshua Davis

SOUTH FORSYTH — A man from Cumming faces a variety of charges in connection with a two-vehicle crash Saturday in south Forsyth that sent five people to the hospital, some with critical injuries.

Joshua Davis, 30, has been charged with three counts of serious injury by vehicle, driving under the influence, driving on the wrong side of the road and distracted driving.

He remained in the Forsyth County Jail as of Monday on a $3,850 bond, according to Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash occurred about 3 p.m. on Old Atlanta Road between St. Marlo Club Parkway and Hilltop Drive, Rodriguez said. Davis, who suffered minor cuts and abrasions in the wreck, was negotiating the northbound curve in a 2009 Ford Super Duty pickup and drifted into the southbound lane and the path of a 2001 Ford F-250.

The driver of the F-250, a 39-year-old Norcross man, reportedly attempted to avoid the collision by braking and steering into the shoulder, but impact occurred on the passenger corner of his vehicle.

According to an incident report, the 39-year-old’s truck was forced into the southbound guardrail, where it came to rest.

He was towing a trailer loaded with a Bobcat, which broke the chains securing it during impact, striking the back of the truck. The trailer came to a rest under the rear of the truck.

Davis’s truck came to a rest after rolling back into the northbound lane.

The driver of the F-250 was trapped in the vehicle and was subsequently taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with what were described as critical injuries.

He underwent several surgeries Sunday night and, as of Monday, was in critical but stable condition in a medically induced coma at the hospital in Atlanta.

Two of his passengers, a 38-year-old man and a 46-year-old man, both from Lilburn, were taken to North Fulton Hospital, where there were admitted for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The 38-year-old, as of Monday, was stable and may be released this week.

The 46-year-old was listed as stable and being transferred from ICU into a regular hospital room.

Two other passengers, a 40-year-old man from Norcross and a 19-year-old man from Lilburn, were also taken to North Fulton but have been treated for minor injuries and released.

The crash remains under investigation.

Old Atlanta was shut down for about 4.5 hours due to the extent of the investigation, the amount of fluid and debris on the road and the time it took to separate the F-250 from the Bobcat and trailer, which “had embedded in the rear end.”