Truck driver charged after fatal wreck kills 2 in Georgia

July 19, 2022 GMT

RINGGOLD, Ga, (AP) — An Atlanta truck driver is charged with vehicular homicide after a northwest Georgia wreck left two adults dead and three children injured.

Joseph Chislom, 47, remained jailed without bail Sunday in Catoosa County after the Friday wreck.

Chislom is also charged with driving too fast and running a red light.

State troopers say Chislom was driving an 18-wheeler that hit the side of a minivan at a busy intersection in Ringgold, a Georgia suburb of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Neither of the dead adults have been identified.

The three children were taken to hospitals. At least one was airlifted by helicopter. Their conditions are unknown.

Chislom was not injured. State troopers arrested him at the wreck scene.