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Car crash leaves several injured at busy Conyers intersection

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

CONYERS -- A Loganville man faces several traffic violations in connection with a multi-vehicle crash Wednesday evening at a busy Conyers intersection, according to Georgia State Patrol. The ensuing crash left three people injured, including a 74-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy.

Christopher Blackwell, 33, of Loganville, was taken from scene and flown by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. GSP spokesman Lt. Paul Cosper said several charges are pending against Blackwell including eluding from law enforcement and other charges related to the vehicle crashes.

Blackwell was driving a 2002 Ford Mustang as he traveled south and approached the intersection. A Georgia State Patrol unit was pursuing and attempted to pull the Mustang over at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, but "he made the conscious decision not to stop, and he actually went into the intersection and ended up striking some vehicles," Cosper said.

Cosper added there were no other serious injuries. The 74-year-old Conyers man and his passenger, the 13-year-old boy, were taken to Rockdale Medical Center where they were treated and released. Both were traveling in a Nissan Altima sedan at the time of the crash.

Blackwell's car allegedly first struck the Nissan Altima sedan as it was attempting a left turn from Dogwood Drive to travel south on Ga. 138.

The Nissan then struck a Chevrolet Silverado pick up truck that was in the intersection attempting to turn onto Dogwood Drive to head east.

Another vehicle, a Lexus RX300 SUV, was then struck.

"(The truck) was just sitting there in the intersection and knocked the Nissan into him," Cosper said. "The Lexus was actually behind the Nissan. When they hit, they spun around and hit the Lexus."

Blackwell was treated and released from Grady Thursday and taken to the Rockdale County Jail where he remains in custody. Blackwell was booked into the jail on a burglary charge.