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Fatal Accident at an Intersection of United States Highway 27 in Buchanan, Georgia


August 29, 2019

HARALSON COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at ajc.com, a man, aged 55, was struck and killed when his car slammed into a Haralson County Sheriff’s office patrol vehicle that was responding to an emergency, per the Georgia State Patrol.*

The crash occurred earlier this week at the intersection of United States Highway 27 located in Buchanan, Georgia, which is approximately 40 miles from Marietta, Georgia.  At the time of the crash, the man hit by the patrol vehicle was operating a Toyota Corolla going westbound on Georgia Highway 120.   The driver’s side of his vehicle was struck by the police vehicle. The man died as a result of the accident.

Two deputies, a man, aged 51, and another man, aged 54, were going north on United States Highway 27 in a Dodge Charger, per the Georgia State Patrol. The 51-year-old officer was driving when the Charger came upon the intersection and hit into the Corolla.  

“The Dodge Charger did have emergency lights and siren on when it went through the intersection against the red traffic signal,” the State Patrol noted in an email statement. 

After the first accident occurred, the Corolla then hit into a Mazda SUV that was located in the left, southerly lane of United States Highway 27, per investigators.  There is no information as to the status of the driver of the Mazda.  

The man killed had two children as well as two grandchildren, as provided in his obituary.  

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation by the local police.  

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Sources:https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/just-patrol-car-with-siren-crashes-killing-west-georgia-man/YvL2dOnNT2Kxb7XOhyexMO/

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