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Driver Crashes into Building in Alpharetta, Georgia

January 28, 2019

ALPHARETTA, GA. – According to an online news report posted to, a driver crashed into a building January 25 in Alpharetta, Georgia. The cause of the accident is still not known, and officials have indicated the driver died of his injuries. The victim has been identified.* 

The accident occurred on the morning of January 25, but it is not clear what time that morning. A vehicle reportedly crashed into a building near the North Point Mall in Alpharetta. A spokesperson for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, Howard Miller, said a car hit the side of the Pier 1 Imports Store located at 6551 North Point Parkway. 

The make and model of the vehicle was not disclosed. Reports did not indicate why the driver crashed into the building or what direction the vehicle had been traveling. Authorities have not provided any suspected factors, like distraction or a medical emergency. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.  

“Sadly, the driver has passed away,” Miller said.

Miller identified the driver as 53-year-old Howard Ray Gibson Jr., of Sandy Springs, Georgia. It is not clear if Gibson died at the scene or at a hospital. Miller reported that no one else was injured. This includes people who might have been inside or outside of the Pier 1 store. It does not appear that anyone was inside the vehicle with Gibson, but this information has not been confirmed. 

The Traffic Enforcement Unit of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is still investigating the crash, and no further information about the incident has been released at this time. 

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