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Eight-Vehicle Wreck in Clayton County, GA, Results in Death of 2-Year-Old Girl

January 23, 2019

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – An eight-vehicle wreck in Clayton County, Georgia, resulted in the tragic death of a 2-year-old girl on January 17, according to a news story published online at A 4-year-old girl was also seriously injured in the wreck, which police say appears to have been caused by someone running a red light.* 

The crash occurred on the evening of January 17, but it is not clear what time that evening. Police say an “impatient driver” caused a multi-car pileup at the intersection of Holiday Boulevard and Old Dixie Highway in Clayton County, near Jonesboro, Georgia. The unidentified driver reportedly ran a red light at the intersection in a 2008 Dodge Charger and crashed into at least one other vehicle. 

Six other vehicles then somehow became involved in the wreck, making the accident an eight-vehicle crash. The circumstances of the crash have not yet been reported, and the makes and models of the other vehicles involved have not been released. 

A 2-year-old girl riding in one of the vehicles was ejected during the crash and sustained fatal injuries. It appears she died at the scene. Police did not say whether she was properly restrained in a car seat at the time of the accident. She and her family have not been identified. 

Three other people were injured in the crash, including a 4-year-old girl. It is not clear if the 4-year-old girl was riding in the same vehicle as the 2-year-old girl. All three injured people, who have not been identified, were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. They are said to be in critical condition, though the 4-year-old child is expected to recover, according to police. 

It is not clear if the driver of the Dodge was injured. Police said no one has been arrested, as the investigation is not yet complete. 

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