NORTH FORSYTH – The driver of a pickup truck killed Saturday morning on Ga. 400 has been identified by the Dawson County School System as soccer coach and special education teacher Gerald "Jed" Lacey. The four-vehicle wreck also injured three others, including two teenagers who were in Lacey's vehicle.
All four vehicles – a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup, a 2017 Subaru Outback, a 2007 Mack Dump Truck and a 1987 Kentworth Dump Truck – were all going southbound just past a construction area south of Exit 16. about 6:02 a.m.on Aug. 12 when the Dodge, driven by Lacey, entered the right lane and struck the left rear side of the Kentworth, according to Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.
The Dodge began to spin sideways and was struck by the Mack, which was being driven by a 42-year-old male from Lavonia, Rainwater said.
The Subaru, being driven by a 33-year-old female from Cumming, was then hit in the rear tire by the Mack, causing the car to swerve into the Kentworth.
Lacey's daughter and her boyfriend were in the back seat of his vehicle, and were both taken to North Fulton Hospital.
As of Monday morning, Fallen Lacey had been released and Joey Toal was still being treated for a concussion and a fractured ankle.
One of the two dump truck drivers also received minor injuries in the crash, which closed Ga. 400 for hours on Saturday. before reopening about 10:30 a.m.
A vigil was held Saturday night on the Dawson County High School football field, and counselors are available to meet with students and staff during school.
The Forsyth County traffic specialist unit is investigating the wreck.
FCN regional staff writer Allie Dean and FCN staff writer Isabel Hughes contributed to this report.