Driver Killed in Tragic Waynesboro Crash Involving Three Vehicles
WAYNESBORO, GA- Wrdw.com writes that one person is dead following a tragic crash involving three cars that occurred on Highway 24 near Waynesboro. The early morning wreck took place at Stripp Lane. The Georgia State Patrol and the Burke County Sheriff’s Office both responded to the scene of the accident.*
The three drivers involved were all transported to the Burke Medical Hospital. One of the motorists reportedly died shortly after the crash.
The road remained closed for several hours, and drivers were encouraged to find other routes. A collision reconstruction team was working at the site to determine the cause of the crash.
It is not clear what may have led to the wreck, and no information is available at this time regarding the individuals involved in the deadly incident.
Georgia has recently taken steps to lower the number of fatal crashes that occur in the state every year. In 2018, the state banned handheld electronic devices while driving. That same year the number of deaths dropped by 2.3 percent as compared to 2017. Many in the state believe that improving safety is at least partially thanks to the new law. Still, more than 1,500 people lost their lives in crashes on roads in Georgia, indicating the need for further improvements.
Officials believe that distracted driving continues to be a problem even with the law in place and stated that more must be done to enforce the hands-free legislation.
While occupants of cars seem to be less likely to die in car crashes, pedestrians are continuing to be killed in higher numbers each year. Pedestrian safety may also be impacted by cell phone-related distractions.
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