Two injured in morning crash
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Two people were injured in a crash before dawn Tuesday.

The Georgia State Patrol said a 2000 Chevrolet Impala was traveling north on State Route 113 about 5:30 a.m. attempting a left turn onto a work access road. A 2011 Nissan Versa was traveling south on SR 113. The Impala turned into the Versa’s path of travel and Impala struck the Versa.

The driver of the Impala, Taryn Elaine Hamilton, 18, of Cartersville, was injured and taken to Cartersville Medical Center, according to the GSP. She was charged with failure to yield while turning left.

Keiko Swain, 45, of Acworth, was driving the Versa and was injured and taken to CMC.

Bartow County EMS Public Information Officer Brad Cothran said crews responded to the scene, with one of the women advising she was uninjured and refusing transport. The second female, Cothran said, complained of chest pains and was transported to CMC.

Man says stranger threatened him

Just before 9 p.m. Monday, a man approached a Cartersville police officer about an incident that occurred an hour prior at the Citgo, 429 Grassdale Road.

According to the report, the man had been inside the Citgo to purchase items when a black male told him to go ahead in line. When the man exited the store, he saw the black male at the gas pump.

The suspect, according to the report, asked the complainant what his problem was. The man told police he did not answer, at which time the suspect said, “That’s it, [you’re] done in traffic.” The man told police the suspect pulled up his shirt to show what appeared to be the butt of a handgun.

According to the report, the suspect drove away in a gray Ford Focus toward Evergreen Trail. The tag number, however, returned to a 2001 Chrysler Sebring.