May 10, 2013
Authorities are currently investigating two fatal car wrecks in Metro Atlanta interstates Friday. According to reports one of the crashes was caused by racing.
The alleged car racing wreck happened around midnight on I-20 westbound near Salem Road in Rockdale County.
According to Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright, initial indications suggest that a Honda Accord was racing with another vehicle when the Honda driver lost control and hit a guardrail. The Honda then traveled back into westbound lanes and was struck by a Chevrolet pickup says Wright.
The two passengers in the Honda were killed and the driver injured. Two men in the pickup were also injured.
“The other driver believed to be involved with racing the Honda has been identified and will be interviewed during the follow-up investigation,” Wright said.
The second wreck occurred in the same area when a vehicle slowed down for the first crash and got rear-ended by another vehicle according to Wright.
Another pre-dawn wreck was also under investigation in a northwestern Atlanta interstate ramp.
A motorist was northbound on I-75 at the Moores Mill Road exit shortly before 4 a.m. when “it appears that the vehicle entered the ramp, which is a sharp ramp, but continued straight into the grassy area and struck a tree and a street sign,” said Atlanta Police Captain Tim Peek.
This caused the four=door sedan to overturn and end up entangled with the sign which alerts interstate travelers to what services are available at the next exit.
The sedan’s driver died on the scene and has not yet been identified. No other injuries were reported.
Police blocked the two right lanes of I-75 northbound as well as the Moores Mill Road exit while they investigated the crash.
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