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Dispatcher Dies in Tragic Interstate 95 Crash in Camden County, Georgia (GA)


April 28, 2020

CAMDEN COUNTY, GA- Thebrunswicknews.com writes that a crash left a 911 dispatcher dead this week on Interstate 95. The victim had just finished her shift with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office in Woodbine. The woman entered a construction zone where she collided with a tractor-trailer that was traveling at a slow rate of speed. The incident occurred in the early morning.* 

Police reports indicate that the crash took place close to the Billyville Road overpass when the lanes dropped from four to one because of construction work. The impact killed the woman instantly. Reports indicate that all of the first responders knew the victim personally. The department is offering counseling to the responders and the victim’s co-workers. 

Work zones present dangers to everyone on the road. Over a five-year period, 4,400 people died in work zone car crashes, and 200,000 suffered injuries. The majority of victims were drivers and passengers in the car. The most common wrecks in these zones were rear-end collisions. 

It is important to minimize distractions and remain alert when driving in construction zones. Obviously, looking at a phone would be dangerous, but even changing the radio station is not advised when traveling in these areas. 

Drivers should also keep a safe amount of distance between vehicles and follow the posted speed limit. In addition to other vehicles, workers are often nearby, and drivers can put these individuals at risk if they are not cautious and driving at reduced speeds. 

Patience is necessary when driving in a work zone, but drivers must also be prepared for unexpected events. Workers, equipment, and work vehicles could enter the road causing risks to drivers. 

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Sources:

https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/camden-dispatcher-killed-on-i-95/article_88465e5a-11c9-5afd-acd6-2f954e82714e.html

https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/resources/fhwasa03012/

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