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January 20, 2014

One dead after Sunday wreck

At least one person is dead following a Sunday wreck near the intersection of Lower Dawnville Road and Georgia Highway 52, officials said.

Brian Parrish, 45, of Chatsworth, suffered a heart attack before or after the wreck, Whitfield County coroner Bobbie Dixon said. Parrish was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton.

“It’s all under investigation right now,” Dixon said, adding that she wasn’t sure if the heart attack caused the wreck or was a result of it.

Funeral plans will be announced today, said Steve Oliver, assistant manager with Love Funeral Home.

It was unclear late Monday if anyone else was injured or how many vehicles were involved. Several attempts to reach an official with Georgia State Patrol late Monday night were unsuccessful.

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