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Chain-Reaction Wreck Tragically Kills Child in Murray County, Georgia

March 05, 2019

MURRAY COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report published by, a chain-reaction wreck killed a child in Murray County, Georgia. The collision began with a rear-end crash and ended up involving three vehicles, according to information from Georgia State Patrol.*

The collision happened in the morning on Chatsworth Highway in Murray County. Around 7:15 a.m. that day, according to Georgia State Patrol and WRCB, a vehicle (make and model not reported) that was traveling on Chatsworth Highway ran into the back of a Nissan Versa near the intersection with Grand Prix Boulevard. The Nissan Versa then crashed into the back of a Hyundai Elantra on the highway. 

Georgia State Patrol and WRCB reported that a 7-year-old child riding in the Nissan was seriously injured in the wreck and did not survive. The child’s name was reported by WRCB but is withheld from this story for privacy considerations. Troopers did not say whether the child was in a safety seat and restrained at the time of the accident. 

No one else involved in the collision was identified, though Troopers stated the driver of the first vehicle was 16 years old. No other injuries from the crash were reported by WRCB. It is unclear how many people were riding in each vehicle. 

The cause of the collision has not been determined at this time. Georgia State Patrol is investigating the wreck, and Troopers said no charges had yet been filed. The investigation is ongoing, and no additional information has yet been released to the public. 

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