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Tragic Crash on Interstate 85 Kills One in Suwanee, Georgia

December 26, 2019

SUWANEE, GA- writes that a crash killed a man from Buford in the northbound lanes of Interstate 85. The early morning collision happened when the victim drove his vehicle off the roadway and struck a parked car on the side of the road.* 

The 22-year-old driver’s GMC Sierra caught fire in the impact. Police reports indicate that it is not clear whether the victim died from the crash or the resulting fire. No one was in the other vehicle when the GMC struck it, and investigators are trying to locate the owner. 

The wreck shut down two lanes for about two hours during the early morning commute. 

Run-off-the-road crashes cause a high number of vehicle deaths each year. Of course, these collisions, which often only involve one vehicle, are almost always caused by human errors. Drivers who leave the roadway may be tired, drunk, distracted, or traveling too fast for the road or the weather conditions. When it comes to a deadly single-vehicle crash, all it takes is a momentary loss of focus. Drivers may start to veer one direction and then overcorrect or strike a fixed object next to the road. 

Safe driving practices can greatly cut down on the risk of being in this type of accident. However, most drivers will make mistakes from time to time, and there are ways that road design can reduce the chances of a single-vehicle crash ending in fatalities. One way to improve safety is to limit the number of objects along the side of the road so that vehicles have more time to correct before striking an object. Objects like signs and utility poles should be as far as possible from the roadside and should not be installed in areas near curves where vehicles are more likely to leave the road. 

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