Tragic Crash Reported on Interstate 285 in DeKalb County, Georgia (GA)
DEKALB COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that a crash occurred in DeKalb County, Georgia, in the eastbound lanes. The incident occurred in the early afternoon close to Moreland Avenue.*
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating and stated that a 32-year-old man died. The victim was driving a Chevrolet Malibu when the car broke down. While standing at the back of the car, in the left eastbound lane, the victim was struck by a Chevrolet Impala that was also driving eastbound. The victim died at the scene of the crash. The driver in the Impala and a rear-seat passenger in the Malibu were also injured in the wreck, but no information was provided regarding their conditions. The incident led to long delays on the interstate into the late afternoon. So far, no charges have been filed in relation to the deadly wreck.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia reported two straight years of declining traffic fatalities. In 2017, the numbers dropped to 1,540, and in 2018, they declined yet again to 1,504. The drop in fatal crashes was the amount the same as the national decline experienced in 2018. Officials in the state suspect that the number of collisions dropped thanks to the hands-free law.
Sadly, the number of people killed rose slightly in 2019 to 1,507. Many of those fatalities were the result of known dangerous behaviors such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding. The vast majority of collisions are primarily the result of a driver's mistakes and behaviors.
Pedestrian deaths are also on the rise in the state and were increasing even as Georgia's overall traffic deaths dropped.
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