One dead in fatal accident on Cleveland Highway

Cleveland, TN (WDEF)- One person died in fatal accident on Cleveland Highway Thursday morning. 

According to our media partners, the Dalton Daily Citizen, a Rocky Face man died in a fatal, head-on collision on Cleveland Highway. 

Georgia State Patrol told the Dalton Daily Citizen that a van driven by Michael Hilton, 56, of Rocky Face, hit a dump-truck head on after he crossed the center line at 10:56 am. 

Officials tell the newspaper that Hilton was driving north on Cleveland Highway and drifted into the shoulder of the road and struck a curb. After hitting the curb, Hilton crossed the center line and hit the dump truck going south on Cleveland Highway. 

Officials say Hilton was fatally injured in the wreck and the driver of the dump truck was also injured. 

The Dalton Daily Citizen reports that no charges have been filed and the investigation is on-going. 

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