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Georgia Woman Facing Charges for Collision That Killed Two Truck Drivers


January 27, 2020

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that police arrested a woman this week in connection to a tragic deadly car crash that killed two truck drivers. The wreck occurred on Interstate 85 in the southbound lanes. Witnesses and physical evidence collected at the scene of the crash indicated that the 28-year-old woman drove her vehicle into a guard rail setting off the fatal collision.*

A tractor-trailer collided with the out of control Mitsubishi Eclipse and then hit a median wall killing the truck’s 63-year-old driver. Another truck was then involved in the collision, but it is not yet clear which of the other vehicles the second truck struck. The driver of the first truck was a man from Stockbridge, and the man operating the second truck, a 50-year-old driver from Decatur, both died in the incident. 

The woman sustained injuries but was later released from the hospital. Police charged the victim with failure to maintain lane, driving too fast for roadway conditions and homicide by vehicle. Records indicate her bond is set at $5,900. 

The crash led to lengthy delays during the morning commute well after the roadway was reopened. 

Most crashes involving large trucks are fatal for the drivers in smaller passenger vehicles. Overall, about 67 percent of those killed in large truck accidents were passenger vehicle occupants. When only collisions between large trucks and smaller vehicles are considered, 96 percent of the victims are in the passenger cars. Only sixteen percent of the total number of those killed in large truck crashes are the truck drivers, and most of those victims die in single-vehicle crashes or collisions with other large trucks. 

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Sources:https://www.ajc.com/news/traffic/traffic-alert-south-shut-down-gwinnett-after-crash-kills/PAtzy8kbkewlkJXRKcsvkJ/ and https://www.iihs.org/topics/large-trucks

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