Man crashes into tree and dies on way to the hospital in Whitfield County

Man crashes into tree and dies on way to the hospital in Whitfield County

June 10th, 2014 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

A man has died after crashing his car into a tree in Whitfield County.

Investigators believe 52-year-old Olen Roberts of Chatsworth experienced some sort of medical emergency that caused the crash.

Shortly before 4:30 a.m., 911 dispatchers received a report that Roberts was trying to drive to Hamilton Medical Center with chest pains and alerted officers to be on the lookout for his red Honda Civic, according to a news release from Dalton police.

At approximately 5:07 a.m., a witness reported seeing a vehicle matching the description leave the roadway on North Dalton Bypass and hit a tree. The witness told investigators that the driver didn't hit his brakes or attempt to veer back onto the road before hitting the tree.