THE LATEST: 9 sent to hospital after crash involving at least 10 vehicles

Ten, possibly 12, vehicles were involved in a crash on Queen City Parkway near West Ridge Road early Monday, Gainesville police said.
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Ten, possibly 12, vehicles were involved in a crash on Queen City Parkway near West Ridge Road early Monday, Gainesville police said.

Fog was a factor in a multi-vehicle crash in Hall County that sent nine people to a local hospital Monday morning, police said.

About 8 a.m., an 18-wheeler slammed into stopped vehicles, causing 10 to 12 cars to crash on Queen City Parkway near West Ridge Road, Gainesville police Cpl. Jessica Van told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

At the time, metro Atlanta was under a dense fog advisory, and visibility was less than a mile.

The injured were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, according to police. The conditions of most were not known.

“We know at least one is being treated for serious injuries,” Van said.

Queen City Parkway was shut down in both directions for hours, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Southbound lanes reopened just before noon. Northbound lanes reopened about 1 p.m.

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One person is dead, one is in serious condition and two other had injuries to their lower extremities, police said.