Three injured, one life flighted in serious crash on I-85 in Franklin County

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Three individuals were transported to the hospital early Thursday morning after being involved in a serious crash on I-85 in Franklin County. One of the injured, a teenager, was life flighted with life threatening injuries.

According to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), troopers from Post 52 responded to a single vehicle accident at 2:41 a.m. Thursday, June 20, on Interstate 85 near mile marker 162.

According to the initial accident report, a 2024 Toyota Sequoia, driven by Ja Nai Sharde-Marie Keller, 35, of Loganville, was traveling southbound on I-85 when the vehicle partially exited on to the east shoulder. The vehicle reentered the highway and began to rotate counterclockwise before overturning multiple times.

The vehicle struck the cable barrier on the east shoulder before coming to an uncontrolled rest in the median, facing northbound.

Keller was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville with serious injuries.

A passenger, Andre Jerod Nelson, 42, of Baltimore, Maryland, was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville with non-life threatening injuries.

A second passenger, a 16 year old female, was life flighted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville with life threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

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