A Gainesville man was killed Tuesday morning in Dawson County when a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction entered his lane and struck him head-on, investigators said. 

Gainesville man killed in head-on collision in Dawson County

A 33-year-old Gainesville man died Tuesday morning following a head-on crash with a pickup truck in Dawson County, authorities said.

State troopers responded to the two-vehicle wreck on Ga. 53 shortly after 9 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol said in a statement. According to investigators, Tyler Fried was driving westbound in his Ford Focus when a Dodge Ram heading in the opposite direction crossed the center line and crashed into him.

Fried, who was wearing his seat belt at the time, died of his injuries, according to the GSP. The impact of the collision caused the Dodge to flip onto its roof, authorities said. 

The driver of the pickup, identified as 41-year-old James White of Dawsonville, was taken to a hospital with visible injuries. Investigators said White was not wearing a seat belt.

The GSP’s crash reconstruction team was called in to investigate, but charges in the case are still pending, authorities said. 

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