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Driver dies after tractor trailer crash on GA 316

6:10 AM, Sep 28, 2012   |    comments
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The driver of a car hit by a tractor trailer Thursday morning on GA 316 has died.

The accident happened just before 7 a.m. near Hurricane Trail in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett County Police say the preliminary investigation shows the truck driver, 34-year-old Latora Barrett of South Carolina, was driving eastbound on GA 316 and turned left onto Hurricane Trail. 

Anvir Karim, 68, of Dacula was driving westbound when the truck turned in front of him.  He hit the side of the trailer and was wedged underneath. 

Emergency crews had to extricate Karim from the car.  He later died at the hospital.

Charges are pending against Barrett.

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