Georgia State Patrol reports that a 59-year-old Norcross woman died in a two-vehicle wreck in the Between area of Walton County on June, 2, 2019. The wreck happened at about 11:48 a.m.
“Troopers from Post 46 responded to the scene and determined a maroon 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Teresa Johnston, 59, of Norcross, GA was traveling east in the left lane of State Route 10 while approaching a red traffic signal at New Hope Church Road. A 2018 Jeep Wrangler, operated by Brooke Abrahamsen, 17, of Conyers, GA began to accelerate north on New Hope Church Road into the intersection with State Route 10. Johnston failed to stop for the red traffic signal and the vehicles colliding in the intersection. The front of the Jeep struck the passenger side of Johnston’s Tahoe causing the Tahoe to rotate clockwise and begin overturning in the eastbound lanes of State Route 10,” said Sgt. Cory Seymour with GSP. “The Tahoe came to a final uncontrolled rest on its roof in the eastbound lanes of State Route 10 with Johnston partially ejected. She was declared deceased on scene by Walton County Deputy Coroner Phillip Allen. Abrahamsen was uninjured in the collision.”
GSP report that Alcohol/drugs are not suspected to have been a contributing factor and there are no charges pending as the at-fault driver did not survive. First Responders from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Walton County Fire, and Walton County EMS were also on scene.
Seymour said Johnston’s next of kin has been notified.
Officials confirm that the wreck at Highway 78 and New Hope Church Road is a fatality. Awaiting full details from the Georgia State Patrol. Avoid the area as Highway 78 is shut down and traffic is being diverted from both directions.
Walton County, Ga. – Emergency resources are on the scene of a serious motor vehicle accident at Highway 78 and New Hope Church Road in Walton County. The accident happened at around 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
“There are critical injuries reported, and at least one person entrapped. Multiple Fire department and other emergency apparatus are on scene,” said Assistant Fire Chief Craig League with Walton County Fire Rescue.
League said traffic on Hwy 78 will be impacted due to the rescuers on the scene. An air ambulance has been called in to transport one victim.