Two Killed in Single-Vehicle Wreck in Atlanta, Georgia


January 25, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – Two men were killed January 20 in a single-vehicle wreck in Atlanta, Georgia, according to an online news report from cbs46.com. The victims have been identified by officials, but the cause of the accident is still not known.*

The accident occurred in the early morning hours of January 20, though reports do not say exactly what time. A 2005 Honda Element was traveling south on Interstate 75 through Atlanta and somehow veered off the roadway. It is not clear where on the interstate this occurred, as no exit number or mile marker was provided in reports. 

The Honda was traveling at a high rate of speed, and after swerving off the road, the vehicle crashed into a tree. Reports did not indicate why the driver of the Honda traveled off the roadway. Authorities did not provide any suspected factors that led to the accident. 

After the crash, the driver of the Honda was able to exit the vehicle, but then he reportedly collapsed in the road. The passenger remained inside the vehicle. Authorities arrived to find both had sustained fatal injuries, and officials pronounced both men deceased at the scene. Officers said the passenger was wearing a seat belt, but they did not say whether the driver had been wearing a seat belt before he got out of the vehicle. 

The two men have been identified as 48-year-old Sergio Echeverria and 28-year-old Jose Vazquez. Neither man’s city of residence was reported, and it is not clear who was driving the Honda at the time of the crash. The collision is still under investigation, and authorities have not yet released additional information. 

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Source:https://www.cbs46.com/news/single-vehicle-accident-leaves-two-dead-near-fulton-street/article_1e0242bc-1ce3-11e9-8ca7-877f49d27641.html

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