One person was killed in a wreck on I-85 South this morning. Officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office attempted a traffic stop on an Audi A4 near mile marker 145.5.
An attempt was made to stop the vehicle and the vehicle attempted to elude the officer and exited on the Jefferson exit. No chase was ever attempted due to public safety concerns.
The vehicle made several turns on Hwy. 129 north and returned to Interstate I-85 northbound on the southbound side of the interstate. Officers attempted to warn on-coming traffic of the dangers ahead as to avoid any problems.
Deputies drove north on I-85 in the northbound lanes to check the area and discovered a head-on collision at mile marker 143, just north of Dry Pond Road. The driver of the Audi collided with a Subaru Crosstrek.
The driver of the Audi A4 was identified as Jonathan Drayton Julious Holloway, 23, of Newport News, Va. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was killed. He had a revoked driver’s license and multiple warrants out for his arrest in Virginia. He had several miscellaneous traffic charges.
Officers found narcotics and a stolen handgun in the vehicle.
The driver of the Subaru, Kyle Jeannings Hoose, 31, of Alto, was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation is still underway and a blood test will be conducted on Holloway to determine if he was impaired.
One southbound lane of I-85 was closed for approximately three hours during the investigation. All lanes were opened at approximately 6:30 a.m.
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