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Two injured, one airlifted after dump truck crash on Highway 151 in Walker County Friday morning

Updated: Apr 4

Two people were injured in dump truck crash on Highway 151 in Walker County Friday morning. According to the the Georgia State Patrol a Reece Elrod Trucking Inc. 1997 Mack 600 Truck being driven by Samuel Cronan, 41 YOA of Cohutta was traveling south on GA 151. Samuel Cronan lost control of the Dump truck for unknown reasons. The dump truck left the roadway on the west side striking two mailboxes, a trash receptacle, an embankment ,and several trees with the front end. The dump truck overturned and came to a final uncontrolled rest in the southbound lane of GA 151. The driver Samuel Cronan was seriously injured and had to be extricated. He was airlifted by LifeForce to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. The female passenger Shanda Cronan was transported via Puckett EMS to Erlanger as well. We will have further once it is released by GSP.