Fatal accident in Whitfield County early Monday - WSMV Channel 4

Fatal accident in Whitfield County early Monday

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One person is dead following a two car accident early Monday morning.

Georgia State Patrol says it happened around 1:30a.m. on Cleveland Highway at Beaverdale Road.

Witnesses tell officials the vehicle driven by 60-year-old David Rittenhouse of Dalton was turning left on a green light onto Beaverdale Road.
24-year-old Shawn Holland of Varnell was traveling down Cleveland Highway and ran the red light. His vehicle t-boned Rittenhouse's vehicle in the driver side.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Holland was taken to the hospital for unknown injuries.

GSP says alcohol is a factor in this accident and a warrant has been issued for Holland.  He will be taken to the Whitfield County jail upon his release from the hospital.

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