FATALITY IN HEAD-ON COLLISION

Wesley Allen Atwood, 34, of Homer, was killed in a head-on wreck on March 25 on Hwy. 51 North near Gillespie Road, Homer. Banks County Fire/EMS responded to the wreck at 7 a.m. and found a two-vehicle accident involving a Ford Pick-up and a large Roll off dumpster truck. The two vehicles had been involved in a head-on collision with major damage to both vehicles. Atwood was pronounced deceased in the Pick-up truck on the scene. Gerald Justine Pass, 35, Demorest, was entrapped in the large truck and had to be extricated by Fire/EMS personnel. He had severe injuries and was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville in critical condition by ambulance. The cause of the accident and death is under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol and the Banks County Coroner’s Office.

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