Driver Charged in I-75 Crash in Catoosa County, Georgia
CATOOSA COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from wrcbtv.com, a driver has been charged in connection with a car crash that occurred on Interstate 75 North in Catoosa County, Georgia, on November 19.*
The crash occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on November 19 on I-75 North and Cloud Springs Road (Exit 353) in Catoosa County. The crash was near the Georgia Welcome Center. The Georgia Department of Transportation said two trucks were involved in the wreck, which caused several lanes on I-75 to shut down. No information was released about the cause of the accident or whether anyone was injured, but officials are now indicating one of the divers has been charged. Details of those charges have not been released.
Drivers in the area traveling toward Tennessee were encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid the crash site. Catoosa County officials are still investigating the accident and have not yet reported additional information.
Catoosa County is located on the northwestern border of the state of Georgia. The population in the county is estimated to be approximately 66,400, and the county’s major roadways include Interstate 75, U.S. Route 27, U.S. Route 41, and U.S. Route 76.
Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows that Catoosa County has seen an unsteady increase in vehicle accident totals and in vehicle accident fatalities. In 2012, a total of 1,488 vehicle accidents occurred in Catoosa County. These accidents resulted in 389 injuries and seven deaths.
In the two years following, vehicle accident totals went down, and fatalities dropped to five, then rose up to eight. In 2015 and 2016, accident totals, injuries, and fatalities all climbed. In 2016, accident totals numbered 2,182 in Catoosa County, and the accidents led to 558 injuries and 13 deaths.
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