Fatal Multi-Vehicle Wreck Shuts Down I-75 in Cobb County, Georgia
COBB COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from wsbtv.com, a fatal multi-vehicle wreck December 12 shut down all of the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Cobb County, Georgia. Few details about the crash have been reported at this time.*
The crash took place at approximately 2 a.m. on December 12 on I-75 South and South Marietta Parkway. It is not yet clear how the crash occurred or what the circumstances of the crash were, but police said multiple vehicles were involved, including a tractor-trailer. Upon impact, one vehicle caught on fire. Officials confirmed one person died in the wreck, and another person was injured.
No one involved has been identified at this time. All southbound lanes of the interstate were closed for hours, during which time traffic backed up extensively as the morning rush hour began. Some trucks on the interstate had to exit on the on-ramp at Marietta Parkway. All lanes finally reopened around 7 a.m. that day.
According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Cobb County is the site of numerous vehicle accidents each year, with an increase in these accidents occurring during the span of several years. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety collected data on accidents in the county from 2012 to 2016. In 2012, a total of 11,767 vehicle accidents occurred in Cobb County, leading to 2,860 injuries and 47 deaths.
By 2016, those numbers had increased to 34,985 total accidents, 8,470 injuries, and 59 deaths. During both 2012 and 2016, more than half of the fatality accidents in Cobb County were related to speeding or alcohol consumption.
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