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One Person Tragically Dies in Weekend Crash on Interstate 75 in Clayton County, Georgia


July 31, 2019

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at wsbtv.com, a person is dead following an accident that involved 11 vehicles over the weekend.*

The 11 vehicle accident caused the death of one person. It is not known whether any other individuals sustained injuries in the accident.   All lanes of Interstate 75 going north at the Mt. Zion Boulevard exit were closed for several hours over the weekend.  The lanes eventually reopened in the late morning.  

Police and fire personnel are currently conducting an investigation of the accident.  Other injuries were reported, but they are not known at this time. 

The victim who perished has not yet been identified.  There are no further details on the accident at this time.  

Multiple-vehicle accidents can occur in a variety of ways however, they are most likely to happen in three types of crashes.  These are as follows:

  • Crashes at intersections.  When a driver is trying to beat a red light when the signal is yellow, runs a red light, or does not yield the right of way at an intersection, he or she can slam into another vehicle that can cause a chain reaction accident.  A chain reaction crash refers to a multiple-vehicle pileup that happens upon the initial impact of one vehicle, setting in motion numerous accidents thereafter.
  • Accidents at highways.  Multiple-vehicle accidents on highways are extremely dangerous given that that given the high rate of speed.  These types of accidents can involve numerous vehicles.  
  • Rear-end crashes.  A rear-end crash can result in a multiple-vehicle pileup when the front of a vehicle slams into the rear of another vehicle.  

There are several common causes of multiple-vehicle accidents, which include the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Inclement weather
  • Impaired driving
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating 
  • Rubbernecking 
  • Construction zones

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Source:https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/clayton-county/red-alert-all-lanes-blocked-on-i-75-after-multiple-injuries-reported-in-crash/970711651 

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