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Dump truck spills gravel, diesel fuel on Hwy. 369 in northwest Forsyth
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NORTHWEST FORSYTH — A dump truck that overturned Wednesday on Matt Highway (Hwy. 369) caused traffic delays and minor injuries to a driver, whose vehicle it rear-ended.

According to Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers, the truck driver, who was hauling loose gravel, was heading west on the highway in Forsyth’s extreme northwest corner about 10 a.m. when he failed to stop in time behind a Honda Accord.

The truck driver swerved to avoid the Honda, which was attempting to turn left into the River Hill subdivision, tumbling onto its side and down an embankment, spilling gravel.

The man was not injured in the incident.

Shivers said the driver of the Honda was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth when she started complaining of neck and back pain.

Neither of the passengers in the Honda were injured.

Fire and emergency crews stopped the spill of diesel fuel coming from the truck, Shivers said. The vehicle lost about 30 to 35 gallons of the 70 it carried.

Crews were also able dig out the dirt affected by the fuel.

The highway was reduced to one lane of traffic at a time, directed by fire units and assisted by a Georgia State Patrol trooper.

The road then had to be completely shut down for a short time when wrecker crews worked to lift the truck up the embankment.

Charges, if any, and the names of those involved haven’t been released.