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Gwinnett Man Dies After Traffic Accident on Hwy. 316

Gwinnett Police confirm the Dacula man died after a collision with a tractor-trailer in unincorporated Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett County Police say a Dacula man has died as a result of Thursday morning’s (Sept. 28) accident on Highway 316.

According to GCPD, Anvir Karim, 68, of Dacula died after his 1997 black Nissan Maxima got wedged beneath a tractor trailer.

A preliminary investigation showed that at 6:39 a.m., the tractor trailer was headed eastbound on 316 when it turned left onto Hurricane Trail. Karim was headed westbound and was unable to stop and avoid the crash. 

Karim suffered critical injuries and rescue crews had to extricate him from his car. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 34-year-old Latora Barrett of Columbia, S.C., was not injured.

Gwinnett County Detention Center records show Barrett was booked into the jail at 1:17 p.m. on charges of failure to yield and vehicular homicide.

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