Roswell man dies in Alpharetta crash



ALPHARETTA, Ga. — A Roswell man was pronounced dead Jan. 12 after his vehicle crashed on South Main Street.

The man, identified as 72-year-old Lawrence Jones, allegedly crashed his Chrysler Corridor Sedan into another car a few minutes after 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 11, shutting down all four lanes of South Main Street for an hour.

“We believe that [Jones] had exited the parking lot of the Chevron station, near Devore Road, and was attempting to make a left hand turn onto Highway 9 southbound,” said Alpharetta Public Information Officer George Gordon.

The crash pinned Jones to his car after the impact. Rescue teams had to cut off the driver’s side door to pull Jones out.

Jones was transported to North Fulton Hospital in critical condition. He died hours later from his injuries.

The other driver and two children were also taken to the hospital for evaluation, but according to police, they were only “shaken up.” None of them was seriously injured.

“There’s no evidence on scene that indicate any alcohol or narcotics played a role in the accident,” Gordon said. “We offer our condolences and prayers for the family.”

The incident is still under investigation by the traffic unit reconstruction team. Police urge any witnesses to call 678-297-6307.

- Julia Grochowski

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