1 killed in head-on crash in Winder

WINDER — One person died Monday morning in a head-on collision north of Winder, Barrow County officials said.

A pick-up truck and a tractor-trailer collided about 10 a.m. on Ga. Highway 53 near Rockwell Church Road.

“Both vehicles had extensive front-end damage and one person was deceased on the scene,” said Lt. Scott Dakin, Barrow County Emergency Services spokesman.

The victim was not identified. Authorities reported no other injuries.

The accident closed the highway for several hours. Firefighters also requested Georgia Department of Transportation assistance to help handle a diesel fuel leak at the scene, Dakin said.