One Person Killed in Three-Vehicle Wreck in Spalding County, Georgia
SPALDING COUNTY, GA. – One person was killed in a three-vehicle wreck in Spalding County, Georgia, according to an online news report from ajc.com.*
The wreck began on Friday afternoon when officials say an Acura RSX traveling north on Ga. 3 in Spalding County crossed over the median of the highway and drove into the southbound lanes. A southbound Chevrolet Blazer then struck the Acura on the passenger’s side, and a Volvo tractor-trailer crashed into the Blazer.
After impact with the tractor-trailer, the Blazer overturned multiple times, according to Georgia State Patrol. The driver of the Blazer was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with unknown injuries. The driver of the Acura died at the scene. It does not appear the driver of the tractor-trailer was injured. No one involved has been identified.
The southbound lanes of Ga. 3 were shut down for about three hours following the crash. It is not yet clear why the Acura driver crossed the highway median. Georgia State Patrol is still investigating and has not yet released additional information.
Spalding County is located in the west-central portion of the state of Georgia. It has an estimated population of approximately 65,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 75, U.S. Route 19, U.S. Route 41, and State Route 3.
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle accidents in Spalding Countyalmost doubled between 2012 and 2016. In 2012, 871 vehicle crashes occurred in the county, leading to 335 injuries and 12 deaths. The total number of accidents jumped dramatically the next year to 1,509, while the number of fatal accidents actually went down to nine.
By 2016, total accidents in Spalding County reached 1,608, and these accidents led to 484 injured and 11 deaths. Each year, numerous fatal accidents in the county have been caused by alcohol consumption or speeding on the part of one of the drivers.
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