Driver Arrested After Fatal Collision on I-85 in Gwinnett County, Georgia


September 23, 2018

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA. – September 19, 2018 (wsbtv.com) As reported online by wsbtv.com, a driver was arrested September 19 after causing a fatal collision 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 lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a tractor-trailer. The collision killed a passenger riding in the backseat of Garcia-Cambero’s vehicle. The victim has not been identified. 

Gwinnett County authorities arrested Garcia-Cambero and charged her with 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 from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States. 

On a state level, the fatality rates ranged from 4.0 per every 100,000 people in the District of Columbia to 23.1 per every 100,000 people in Mississippi. The rates also ranged from 0.66 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island, to 1.88 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in South Carolina. 

Georgia’s 2016 fatality rates, according to the IIHS data, were closer to the top of the national ranges. The state’s individual data shows 15.1 deaths in 2016 per every 100,000 people and 1.29 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled. 

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