Tragic, Fatal Drunk Driving Crash in Fulton County, Georgia
FULTON COUNTY, GEORGIA - A motor vehicle accident news story published on fox5atlanta.com states that the Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal car accident that occurred on Labor Day in Fulton County, Georgia.*
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the at-fault driver, a Union City driver, is now facing several criminal charges in connection with a fatal crash. Georgia State Patrol told reporters that the multi-vehicle collision occurred just before 5:15 PM at the intersection of Buffington Road and Flat Shoals Road.
The Georgia State Patrol accident investigators stated that a 32-year-old man from Houston was speeding along Flat Shoals Road when the man drove through the intersection's red light and crashed into the driver's side of a car. Following the crash, law enforcement officials reported that the victim's car flipped over and struck a third vehicle which hit a fourth vehicle.
Law enforcement authorities arrested the 32-year-old man from Houston after the officers smelled alcohol on the driver. He was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving at the accident scene. As law enforcement officers searched the alleged drunk driver's car, a trooper discovered marijuana as well as an opened can of beer. He has been criminally charged with driving under the influence, two counts of first-degree homicide by vehicle, reckless driving, speeding, possession of marijuana, failure to obey a traffic control device, and violating Georgia's open container law.
Right now, law enforcement officials will not release the identities of the accident victims who were tragically killed in the accident. This fatal car accident story is developing. There were no additional details concerning the fatal accident have been released at this time. The accident report will be updated after additional crash details have been released.
The Georgia State Patrol will continue the fatal motor vehicle accident investigation. The accident scene was shut down for several hours while emergency crews and the Georgia State Patrol managed the accident and tended to the accident victims. Accident eyewitnesses are requested to provide details that may be able to help the Georgia State Patrol in their fatal accident investigation. The names of the crash victims and those involved in the accident have not been made public at this time.
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