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Rear-end crash claims one life in Dalton

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Dalton Police Department's Traffic Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at the intersection of Shugart Rd. and Highway 41 on Thursday.

Investigators say the crash happened around 3:30 P.M. when Harry Whitfield was traveling westbound on Highway 41 towards the interstate when he suddenly veered into the turn lane while traveling at a high rate of speed and rear-ended a stopped dump truck. 

The driver's wife, Linda Whitfield, 67, was in the passenger seat and was transported to Hamilton Medical Center where she died from her injuries. The driver and the driver of the dump truck were transported to Hamilton Medical for observation. 

Charges have not been filed in this case and the investigation is ongoing. 

Dalton Police Department is asking any witness who saw the crash is asked to contact 706-278-9085, dial 9, and enter extension 312. 

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