Teen from Atlanta Dies in Wrong-Way Crash on Interstate 20 in Taliaferro County, Georgia
TALIAFERRO COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a teen died late last week in a wrong-way accident on Interstate 20 in Taliaferro County, Georgia. The collision occurred when the young driver struck a median, sending the car into the air before crashing onto the side of the roadway.*
Reports indicate that officers located the damaged vehicle, the victim, and an injured passenger in an embankment close to exit 148. Based on the results of the investigation, police believe that the sixteen-year-old driver was heading in the correct direction, but then exited and reentered traffic heading the wrong way. An eighteen-year-old who was in the vehicle survived the crash after being ejected in the impact. Details on that teen’s condition are not yet available.
Officers had spotted the vehicle earlier in the evening and attempted to pursue it because the driver was speeding, and they believed that the vehicle might have been stolen. When officers attempted to stop the driver, the teen fled the scene. Police chose not to pursue the stolen vehicle and called off the chase.
It was later determined that the car was, in fact, stolen and had been taken from a South Carolina fitness center.
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Sources:https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/report-atlanta-teen-dies-after-driving-wrong-way-crashing-into-median/HOa96Y9RACiBHcfzpHPy9M/ and https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/07/30/police-pursuits-fatal-injuries/30187827/
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