Police: Woman Who Caused Wreck in Clayton County Had Been Shot in the Neck


October 15, 2018

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – October 10, 2018 (ajc.com) A woman who caused a vehicle wreck October 8 in Clayton County, Georgia, had been shot in the neck, according to an online news story from ajc.com.*

At approximately 7 a.m. on October 8, 28-year-old Kelsey Qualye was driving a Mazda 626 westbound on Upper Riverdale Road in Clayton County. Near Roy Huie Road, she suddenly began to drift over the centerline of the road and drove into the path of oncoming traffic. Her car then struck an eastbound Suzuki XL-7 head-on and was subsequently hit by an eastbound Ford Escape. The Ford rolled onto its roof after impact with Qualye’s Mazda.

The driver of the Ford and the driver of the Suzuki, who have not been identified, sustained minor injuries. It is not clear whether they were transported anywhere for treatment. Qualye was transported to Southern Regional Medical Center with critical injuries. She was then transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where doctors discovered she had been shot in the neck. 

Clayton County Police believe Qualye was shot before the wreck occurred, and the gunshot might have been what caused her to drive into oncoming traffic. Qualye’s condition remains life-threatening. 

Clayton County Police are continuing to investigate and have not released additional information at this time. Anyone with potential information about the incident is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at (404) 577-8477. 

Clayton County has seen a significant increase in vehicle accidents during the last several years, according to information compiled by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2012, the county was the site of 8,185 vehicle accidents. By 2016, accident numbers had risen to 13,688. The accidents in 2016 led to almost 3,500 injuries and nearly 50 deaths. 

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