Woman and Child Killed in Fulton County Car Wreck
FULTON COUNTY, GA. – August 17, 2018 (ajc.com) A woman and child were killed August 16 in a car wreck in Fulton County, Georgia. The story is reported online by ajc.com.*
The wreck occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on August 16 on Fulton Industrial Boulevard. According to Fulton County Police, two vehicles collided near Campbellton Road. The driver of one of the vehicles, 41-year-old JoAnn Tate, of Douglasville, Georgia, died in the crash, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. A child also died in the crash. The child’s name and age have not been released.
The driver of the second vehicle has not been identified and was not injured. Fulton County authorities have not yet determined what caused the crash. An investigation is ongoing, and no additional information has been released at this time.
Fulton County has an estimated population of more than 1 million and contains the City of Atlanta. In 2016, according to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, nearly 61,000 vehicle accidents occurred in Fulton County. These vehicle accidents led to 12,875 injuries and 129 deaths.
During the five-year period between 2012 and 2016, Fulton County saw a significant increase in vehicle collisions. In 2012, a total of 22,275 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 4,498 injuries and 77 deaths. By 2015, the number of accidents had grown well above 50,000, with fatality accidents reaching above 100. A significant portion of the fatality accidents in Fulton County each year involve excessive speeding or alcohol consumption on the part of at least one driver.
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