The man tried to make a U-turn around a barrier, when another car hit him and his car flipped.

Man dead, 2 women injured after multicar crash in DeKalb

A man is dead and two women were injured when the cars they were driving collided Tuesday in DeKalb County, police said. 

John Worrell, 59, of Loganville, died when his car flipped after he tried to make a U-turn at a high rate of speed and was hit by another car, according to an incident report obtained by

Worrell was driving a white Toyota Rav-4 heading east on Lavista Road just before 7 p.m., the report said. A witness, who told police Worrell’s car was moving fast, said it made his car shake when it drove past him.

Kristen Linder, 42, of Atlanta, was heading west in a red Mazda 5 Sport, the report said. A 3-year-old boy was strapped into the backseat, police said.

Barriers in that area separate eastbound traffic from westbound traffic. Worrell tried to make a U-turn around the barriers into westbound traffic, right in the path of Linder’s car, the report said. The Rav-4 was hit and flipped over, the report said. 

Ruth Henson, 46, of Tucker, was driving her blue Mazda CX-5 right behind Linder’s car. She wasn’t able to stop in time and crashed into the driver’s side of Linder’s car. 

Worrell’s car left the roadway and slid into a fence. 

Henson and Linder were taken to a hospital but their conditions are not known. The 3-year-old had “no apparent injuries” related to the crash, according to the incident report.

Worrell was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

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