Update: 71-year-old Loganville man injured in wreck on icy patch

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Photo credit: Walton County Fire Rescue
Walton County Fire Rescue is warning drivers to still be cautious when getting out on the road. A two-vehicle accident occurred on a patch of ice on Youth Monroe Road near Ho Hum Hollow resulting in one  of the drivers being seriously injured and flown to a trauma center via helicopter ambulance.

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Cal Barton, Noel McDonald, 71, of Loganville, was life flighted to Atlanta Medical Center following the wreck. Baron said McDonald was headed north on Youth Monroe Road in a Mercedes Benz just after 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, when he struck a patch of ice at the intersection of Ho Hum Hollow Road. This cause his vehicle to slide head on into an oncoming 2006 F-150 driven by Rex Morris, 63, of Monroe. Morris was not serious injured and did not require transportation to an hospital. Barton said the road was closed for about an hour.

“The roadways are mostly clear but don’t be fooled into a false sense of safety. There are still enough Icy patches to make driving tonight a dangerous proposition,” said Jeff Allen with WCFR.
Another three-vehicle accident is current being worked on Highway 78 westbound just west of Mt. Vernon Road.
WCFR Battalion Chief Craig League said traffic is being detoured at Mt Vernon Road over to Jim Daws Road. Barton said that has now been cleared and nobody involved in that accident required being life flighted to the hospital.

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