Two Fatal Crashes Occur in Same Night in North Georgia
GEORGIA – July 16, 2018 (wrcbtv.com) According to an online news report from wrcbtv.com, two fatal vehicle accidents occurred in North Georgia on the same night during the weekend of July 14.*
At approximately 10 p.m. on July 15, a vehicle accident was reported on Highway 157, near Nick-A Jack Road in Walker County, Georgia. One person reportedly died in this collision.
The same evening, another vehicle crash was reported on Highway 136, near the New Salem Community in Dade County, Georgia. This accident also caused one fatality.
Authorities are investigating both collisions, and no additional information is available at this time. It is not clear what caused either accident to occur, and the nature of the accidents has not been reported. Neither victim has been identified at this time.
Walker County and Dade County border each other in the northwestern corner of the state of Georgia. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Walker County was the site of 1,390 vehicle accidents in 2016. These accidents led to 391 injuries and nine fatalities. Three of the fatal accidents that year in Walker County involved alcohol or speeding. One of the fatal accidents involved a pedestrian.
Dade County is geographically smaller than Walker County and sees a lower number of vehicle accidents each year. In 2016, a total of 372 vehicle accidents occurred in Dade County, leading to 105 injuries and three deaths. One of the fatal accidents that year in Dade County involved alcohol. No pedestrians or bicyclists were involved in any of the fatal accidents that year.
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