Speed a factor in Loganville wreck that injured 2

LOGANVILLE - Speed has been determined to be a factor in a Monday evening collision in Loganville, which resulted in serious injuries to a 17-year-old and a 14-year-old.

The collision, which took place on Old Loganville Road near Smith Road, involved a 1994 Honda Accord and a 2001 Chevy Express Van, according to Gwinnett County Police Department spokesman Cpl. Darren Moloney. The driver of the Chevy has been identified as James Allen Clark, 51, of Conyers and the driver of the Honda has been identified as 17-year-old Jonathan Z. Grant of Loganville.

The other occupants in the Honda were 17-year-old Cathy Barclay and a 14-year-old girl, both from Norcross.

Both Grant and the 14-year-old are in serious condition at Gwinnett Medical Center. Clark did not require any medical attention and Barclay was treated for minor injuries.

"A preliminary investigation indicates a Honda Accord traveling west on Old Loganville Road and a Chevy Van was traveling east on the same roadway," Moloney said. "The Honda failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the roadway."

Moloney said the driver of the Honda over-corrected and the vehicle crossed the double yellow center line, eventually striking the van. However, the accident was not a head-on


Moloney said the investigation continues.