Two Children Sustain Fatal Injuries in Three-Vehicle Accident in Norcross, Georgia
NORCROSS, GEORGIA – As reported online by www.11alive.com, two children died in a three-vehicle accident involving eight people.* An eight-year-old boy and fourteen-year-old girl were killed in a three-vehicle accident on Steve Reynolds Boulevard involving eight people.
According to local police, the accident happened when a 28-year-old woman crossed the center line on Steve Reynolds Boulevard, driving into oncoming traffic and colliding head-on with a 38-year-old woman driving a Toyota Rav 4. A third vehicle, a Honda Civic driven by a 22-year-old woman, struck the back of the Rav 4. The two children who sustained fatal injuries were passengers to the 38-year-old woman’s Rave 4. The combination of accidents, with impact from both in front and behind the Rav 4, contributed to each of the children’s fatal injuries.
A total of eight people occupied by the three vehicles were involved in the accident. All of these individuals were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries, some more serious than others. Given the deadly nature of this accident, the 28-year-old woman who crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the 38-year old woman’s Rav 4, is currently facing criminal charges including two counts of homicide by vehicle and reckless driving.
Additional details about why the 28-year-old woman crossed the center line of Steve Reynolds Boulevard have not been released. Potential causes or contributing factors that led to this accident may have involved driving while intoxicated or distracted driving (such as texting), among other possibilities. However, all potential causes are simply speculation until further details are released by local police.
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