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Wrong Way Crash Kills 7 in Georgia


July 11, 2019

According to an online news report at post-gazette.com, a sports utility vehicle went the wrong way on a Georgia highway and crashed into a van that was headed in the opposite direction.*

Per authorities, a sports utility vehicle crossed over the median and hit into a van going the opposite direction. This resulted in the tragic deaths of seven people.  Three children were injured in the crash.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, a Ford Excursion was heading north on Interstate 85 over the weekend where it crossed over the median and traveled in the southbound lanes for reasons that are unknown.  The Ford slammed into a Chevrolet van that was traveling in the left lane of the highway going southbound.

The impact of the crash caused the Chevrolet to hit into a Ford E350 van in the right lane, per authorities.  Two additional vehicles received minor damage from the wreckage of the initial crash.  

Per the Franklin County coroner, two adults and four children were riding in the Ford Excursion.  These individuals are a man aged 33, a woman aged 34 and girl aged 3.  Three children also sustained injuries, including one who is listed in critical condition.  Authorities confirm that four men died in the crash who were located in the Chevrolet van. These individuals died at the scene of the accident.  The men are identified as a 53 year old, a thirty nine year old, a twenty five year old and a thirty six year old.  No one in the Ford E350 sustained injuries.

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.

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Source:https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2019/07/07/Georgia-crash-I-85-seven/stories/201907070190

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