One Child Killed, One Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Clayton County, Georgia


January 24, 2019

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – As reported online by a news report from wsbtv.com, a toddler was killed and another small child was seriously injured January 17 in a multi-vehicle crash in Clayton County, Georgia. The cause of the wreck has not been officially determined, but it appears eight vehicles were ultimately involved.* 

The crash occurred on the evening of January 17, though it is not clear what time. Authorities said a person driving a Dodge Charger ran a red light where Holiday Boulevard and Old Dixie Highway intersect in Clayton County. The Dodge crashed into several vehicles after running the light, and by the end of the crash, eight vehicles were apparently involved. 

Three people at the scene were seriously injured, and emergency crews transported them via ambulance to hospitals in the area for treatment. They are all said to be in critical condition. A 4-year-old girl was among the three injured. 

Also in the wreck, a 2-year-old child was ejected from a vehicle and sadly perished at the scene. Authorities did not indicate whether the 2-year-old victim had been riding in a proper safety seat before the crash occurred. 

No one involved in the wreck has been identified at this time. Makes and models were not released for any vehicle but the Dodge. Police said they have not arrested or charged the driver of the Dodge at this time. The investigation of the crash is still ongoing, and authorities have not released additional information at this time. 

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Source:https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/driver-runs-red-light-crashing-into-8-cars-killing-toddler/906320001

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