A Georgia State Patrol trooper’s cruiser was damaged in a crash with a pickup truck in Fairburn on Wednesday morning.
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Trooper at fault in crash that shut down busy Fairburn road, authorities say

A state trooper will be cited in a crash that blocked a portion of a busy south Fulton County road for several hours Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The trooper’s cruiser collided with a pickup truck on Senoia Road near Harris Road about 5:45 a.m. The resulting investigation shut down the eastbound lanes, causing delays through Fairburn during the morning commute. 

All lanes were reopened just before 8 a.m., according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center


 

According to the Georgia State Patrol, both trooper Alberto Jensen and the driver of the pickup had a green light at the intersection. Jensen was turning south onto Harris Road and hit the truck, which was traveling east on Senoia Road. 

“Trooper Jensen will be shown as ‘failing to yield while turning left’ in this investigation,” a GSP spokesman said in an email. “The other driver will have no contributing factors.”

No one was reported injured, the spokesman said. 

The eastbound lanes of Senoia Road were shut down at Harris Road while authorities investigated.
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

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