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A head-on wreck on SH 135 Thursday, March 16, left a Gilmer man dead in Cherokee County, according to a DPS report.

John Brown, 36, was driving north in a Toyota Corolla, approximately five and a half miles outside of Jacksonville. At approximately 6 p.m., Brown collided head-on with another vehicle which was traveling south. Brown was pronounced at the scene by Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Amber Hood.

The driver of the second vehicle, a Chevrolet pickup, was identified as Wayne Kerzee, 51, of Jacksonville. He was transported to an area hospital for non-incapacitating injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

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