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Woman seriously injured another arrested for DUI after early Saturday morning crash in Gordon County

Updated: Jun 1, 2019

One woman is recovering at a local hospital another is in the Gordon County Jail on a DUI charge after serious crash. According to GSP reports Saturday May 25th around 12:51 A.M. A 2018 Jeep Renegade being driven by Robin Kinsey, 47 of Sugar Valley was traveling northbound on GA-3, south of GA-136. A 2007 Scion being driven Jill Hales of Calhoun was traveling southbound on GA 3, south of GA 136. The driver of the Jeep failed to maintain her lane to the left and traveled into the southbound lane, striking the Scion in the left front with the left front. After impact, the jeep overturned multiple times and came to

an uncontrolled rest on its roof, facing eastbound in middle of the roadway. After impact, the scion rotated counter clockwise, striking a guardrail with the rear. Kinsey stated to troopers that she had fell asleep and didn't remember what happen. Hales stated that the Jeep traveled into her lane and struck her head-on. The roadway was shutdown for an extended period of time while crews worked the crash. Both drivers and only occupants of the vehicles were transported by Gordon EMS to Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton. The Georgia State Patrol investigated the crash and charged Robin Kinsey with driving under the influence of drugs and failure to maintain lane. According to the daughter of Jill Hales who also witnessed the crash says her moms lungs are collapsed, all ribs are broken, broke toe, a laceration to the head which goes all the way to her skull and now has chest tube in the left lung. Hales is currently at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton in the SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit). According to the report The Georgia State Patrol charged Robin Kinsey with driving under the influence of drugs and failure to maintain lane.

Picture from Lindsey Hales