Update: Tuesday, March 8, at 9:45 a.m.
The passenger in a severe rollover wreck on Ga. 400 southbound died at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after being airlifted from the scene with severe injuries Monday morning, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.
The woman, 54-year-old Sharon Hall, was the passenger in a Hyundai Elantra involved in the wreck with a tanker truck. FCSO wrote in a release that she "succumbed to her injures" sometime yesterday.
Both of the drivers in the accident were transported to local hospitals for "superficial injuries." The FCSO stated the wreck is still under investigation.
Update: Monday, March 7, at 12:52 p.m.
Forsyth County Fire Department officials told the Forsyth County News that a total of three patients have been transported to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on southbound Ga. 400 during the morning commute on Monday, March 6.
The wreck, which reportedly included a carbon dioxide truck, happened at about 8:20 a.m. between exits 14 and 13. An air ambulance had to land on the highway while first responders worked to rescue one woman who was trapped in her car.
Division Chief Jason Shivers said that woman was a passenger in one of the cars. She was airlifted to a local trauma center. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office confirmed the drivers of the passenger car and truck were both had "superficial injuries" and were transported to local hospitals for evaluation.
Based on a preliminary investigation, The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office stated the truck, a 2016 HINO single tanker unit carrying compressed CO2 and several CO2 containers, was travelling southbound in the outside lane while the passenger car, a 2016 Hyundai Elantra, travelled in the middle lane.
The driver of the car reportedly failed to maintain their lane, crossing over onto the right side before hitting the truck and forcing it off the right side of the road. From there, the FCSO stated both vehicles started to flip.
“It appears that driver error is the only factor in the crash,” the FCSO stated. “This remains an on-going investigation.”
Report from earlier:
A multi-vehicle crash on Ga. 400 has traffic at a standstill.
The crash, reported just after 8:20 a.m. on southbound 400 between exits 14 and 13.
Witnesses report two vehicles were involved, including at least one commercial truck carrying compressed carbon dioxide.
According to Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers, an air ambulance has landed on Ga. 400 as firefighters have continued to extricate a driver from her overturned car.
"They are basically having to disassemble the car around her," said Shivers.
Reports indicate that the carbon dioxide truck overturned during the wreck, but officials say there is no danger to anyone in the area.
Ga. 400 will be closed periodically as the rescue and investigation continues. Both Forsyth County Traffic Specialist investigators and the Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division are investigating the crash.
This story will be updated.
Correction: A earlier report stated multiple vehicles were involved in the crash. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has since confirmed only two vehicles were involved.