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Family of Driver Killed in Wrong-Way Collision Speaks Out


March 07, 2020

HALL COUNTY, GA- Wjcl.com writes that a family is angry that the wrong-way driver who killed their loved one was not arrested for eight days after the collision. The incident took place in Forsyth County when the victim was driving on State Route 306. The woman was in the car with her daughter heading to a doctor’s appointment and was speaking to her husband on the phone when she told him a car was heading straight at her.*

Only seconds later, the victim’s husband heard the sound of the crash and said he rushed to the scene. Sadly, his wife died right when he arrived. 

The victim and her husband had five children, and her death has been extremely difficult for the family. In the wake of the tragic wreck, the family is wondering why it took the police eight days to finally arrest the driver responsible for the terrible collision. The 29-year-old man driving in the wrong direction on the highway was hospitalized after the incident, but he was not arrested until long after he was released from the medical facility. 

Police responded to questions regarding the amount of time it took to arrest the man by stating that they conducted a thorough investigation and had to obtain five search warrants. The results of blood tests are still pending, and the complete list of charges will depend on the results of those tests. 

The family is also upset by the fact that someone from the police department posted photos minutes after the crash, of the victim’s car while her body was still in the vehicle. Family members began calling her husband after seeing the Facebook post of the mangled vehicle. The department apologized, stating that the photo was taken too close to the scene and that they removed it once they realized their mistake. 

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Source:https://www.wjcl.com/amp/article/family-of-georgia-woman-killed-in-crash-angry-arrest-of-wrong-way-driver-took-8-days/30997858

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