Identities of Individuals Involved in Deadly I-75 Collision Released by GSP
GORDON COUNTY, GA- Wrcbtv.com writes that the Georgia State Patrol has identified the individuals involved in the deadly collision between a car and a pickup truck on Interstate 75.*
The victim, 28-year-old Cody Lovingood of Calhoun died in the crash. The investigation indicates that Lovingood lost control of his vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The Cobalt spun out and then stopped in the inside lane facing in the wrong direction.
Baltazar Aguilera, 33, was driving southbound in a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and struck Lovingood’s vehicle head-on. The impact caused both vehicles to leave theroad and land in a line of trees on the west side of the interstate.
Lovingood was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident and was declared dead at the scene of the crash.
Investigators do not know what caused the Cobalt to spin out. Police do not believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.
Seat belts saved 14,668 lives in 2016. Most Americans use their seatbelts. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 90.1 percent of Americans buckle up. Still, 27.5 million people across the country do not use their seatbelts.
In 2016, the NHTSA estimates that about 2,456 people could have survived car accidents if they had used their seatbelts. Nearly 50 percent of people who were killed in car accidents did not have their seatbelts on. Seatbelts can prevent devastating results fromcar accidents, such as being ejected from a vehicle. When vehicles have airbags, these safety features are designed to protect people who are using their seatbelts. If you fail to use a seatbelt, the airbags will not work to properly protect you either.
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