UPDATE: One Dead As a Result of 316 Crash

Police say motorist died after being extricated and transported to the hospital.

UPDATED: Sept. 27 at 5:45 p.m.

One person is dead as a result of a Thursday morning accident on Highway 316 near Hurricane Trail Road. 

According to Gwinnett County Police, at approximately 6:39 a.m., a tractor-trailer was eastbound on Highway 316 and made a left turn onto Hurricane Trail Road. Anvir Karim, 68, of Dacula, was traveling westbound in a 1997 Nissan Maxima and was unable to avoid striking the tractor-trailer causing his vehicle to become wedged under the tractor-trailer. Emergency crews extricated Karim and transported him to the hospital where he later died of injuries sustained in the collision.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 34-year-old Latora Barrett of Columbia, S.C., was not injured.

Gwinnett County Detention Center records show Barrett was booked into the jail at 1:17 p.m. on charges of failure to yield and vehicular homicide. 

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Kristi Reed September 29, 2012 at 12:39 PM
You are right - it is dangerous and there really should be green arrows for those turns. Traffic moves so fast and it is so heavy that it is hard for anyone to make that turn from a standing stop.
TheWoods September 30, 2012 at 09:45 PM
This is such a tragedy. Is there any word from Publix regarding what they will do to ensure the safety of the public? I can only assume that the driver in this case was going to their plant and thus they should be held accountable in some way, right?
David September 30, 2012 at 10:38 PM
What did Publix do? People always looking for deep pockets. Too many lawyers. Too much litigation. Must be signs of the apocalypse.
Mom of 2 October 01, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I can tell you what Publix will do. The employees of the deli where the victim's family shopped every week will say a prayer!
TheWoods October 01, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Yea, I'm speaking in terms of awareness. In that regards, there's a lot that Publix can do. Publix can ensure that they hire quality drivers. They can do that too. Everything does not have to involve money. Mom of 2 mentioned prayer. That helps as well.


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