Two Killed in Head-On Car Crash in LaGrange, Georgia
LAGRANGE, GA. – Two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured in a head-on car crash in LaGrange, Georgia, according to an online news story posted to lagrangenews.com. The driver who caused the crash told authorities that he had fallen asleep at the wheel.*
A vehicle traveling north on Georgia Highway 14 crossed over the centerline of the roadway near Teaver Road and crashed head-on into a southbound vehicle.
Upon arriving at the scene of the accident, authorities found several people with serious injuries. Five people were riding in the southbound vehicle at the time of the crash, and three in the back seat were not wearing seat belts. These three passengers were critically injured.
Georgia State Patrol says one of the three died at the scene. A medical helicopter flew another of the passengers to a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, where that passenger died of his or her injuries. An ambulance transported the third passenger to a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, where his or her current condition is not known. None of these persons has been identified.
It is not clear if anyone else was injured in the wreck. The driver of the northbound vehicle reported to Georgia State Patrol that he had fallen asleep before crossing into oncoming traffic. He has been identified only as a 16-year-old male.
Troopers want to remind people about the dangers of drowsy driving in the wake of this tragic accident.
“Pull over to somewhere safe in a parking lot, and take a nap if you need to just regain your composure before you get behind the wheel,” said Cpl. Jeremy Hilley. “Because if somebody falls asleep behind the wheel, it could lead to a serious accident like this one.”
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