A Dacula man died of injuries sustained after his car struck a tree after being struck from behind on Dee Kennedy Road.

Jakob Riley Martin, 20, of Dacula, was driving southbound on Dee Kennedy Road near Emperor Lane around 4:20 p.m. when his Ford Focus was hit from behind by a Ford F-150, causing both drivers to lose control of their vehicles.

Martin's vehicle struck a tree after leaving the roadway. He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he died.

The driver of the F-150, Timothy Lee Williams, 55, of Winder, was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is assisting the investigation. Troopers are working to determine if driver impairment or speeding were a factor.

Charges against Williams are pending.

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