Two Die in Tragic Gwinnett County Crash
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA- 11alive.com writes that two people died in a tragic accident in Gwinnett County. The collision occurred when a 28-year-old woman lost control over her vehicle and struck a guardrail. After colliding with the right-side guardrail, the woman’s Mitsubishi Eclipse then veered back into the roadway where a semi-truck hit the car. The truck then lost control and hit a median wall killing the 63-year-old driver.*
Another truck then crashed into the woman’s vehicle or the other truck, and the driver of that vehicle also died in the crash. The second trucker was identified as a 50-year-old man. The woman operating the Mitsubishi survived the fatal wreck and is now facing charges.
After being released from the hospital, police took the woman into custody. Charges against the motorist include failure to maintain her lane, driving too fast for road conditions, and homicide by vehicle.
Reports do not include information regarding what caused the woman to lose control of her car in the first place. Police do not believe that the driver was under the influence of alcohol, but speed appears to have been a factor.
Speeding is involved in many deadly car crashes every year. The chances of being involved in a collision are higher when a driver speeds and the odds of the crash being more severe are also higher. Drivers traveling too fast are more likely to lose control over their cars and will have less time to react in the event of an emergency. The faster vehicles are moving, the greater the risk is that the resulting crash will result in severe injuries or death.
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Sources:https://www.11alive.com/article/traffic/i85-traffic-atlanta-southbound-lanes-closed-gwinnett-county/85-e91cfc16-7ff2-45b5-940a-d39ee94d8533 and https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/speeding
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