Woman Charged for Fatal Collision on I-85 in Gwinnett County, GA
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA. – September 20, 2018 (ajc.com) As reported online by ajc.com, a woman has been arrested and charged after causing a fatal collision September 19 on Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County, Georgia.*
At approximately 7 a.m. on September 19, Irma Garcia-Cambero (age and city not reported) was driving north on Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County. Near Pleasant Hill Road, she attempted to change lanes in front of a tractor-trailer and lost control of her vehicle. Her vehicle spun around, and the tractor-trailer crashed into rear passenger’s side of her vehicle.
The collision killed a passenger riding in the backseat of Garcia-Cambero’s vehicle, 41-year-old Adela Morales Sanchez, of Atlanta. Reports indicate three other people were injured in the crash, but it is not clear who. Their injuries are reportedly non-life threatening. The collision blocked traffic on I-85 during rush-hour, from 7 a.m. until about 10 a.m.
Gwinnett County authorities arrested Garcia-Cambero and charged her with second-degree vehicular homicide, failure to maintain a lane, and driving without a valid license. It is not clear at this time how the accident occurred. The investigation is ongoing.
According to data collected by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, numerous vehicle accidents occur in Gwinnett County every year. In 2012, nearly 29,000 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, resulting in injuries to 6,418 people and the deaths of 45 people. Accident figures rose steadily during the next four years. In 2016, a total of 41,527 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 9,436 injuries and 61 deaths.
The highest number of vehicle fatalities from 2012 to 2016 occurred in 2015, when 67 people died in motor vehicle accidents. Almost half of those fatality accidents involved alcohol or excessive speeding. Fourteen of the people killed were pedestrians, and one was a bicyclist.
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