Accidents in GA

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Monday, July 28, 2014
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American athlete Torrin Lawrence has been killed in a car accident, aged 25.

Lawrence's car suffered a puncture on Interstate 75 near the state border between Georgia and Florida and as he waited for the emergency services, his vehicle was hit by a truck.

Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock told NBC: "We're not exactly sure where he was in relation to the car (but) he was caught up in the accident."

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
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The Rabun County coroner has identified the pilot killed when his small plane crashed in northeast Georgia over the weekend.

The director of Rabun County's Emergency Management Agency, Mike Mazarky, said the plane crashed Saturday morning after taking off from a private airport west of Clayton.

The pilot was identified as Ernest Merkelis, 62, of Clayton, according to the coroner.

The plane carried no other passengers.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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One man is dead after an early morning wreck on Peach Orchard Road.

Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said Benjamin Douglas Jones, 24, of Augusta, was pronounced deceased at the scene from blunt force trauma.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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A tow-truck driver was struck and killed while trying to help a disabled vehicle on I-20.

The accident happened at about 2 p.m. Tuesday on the westbound side of the interstate near the Glenwood Avenue exit.

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Monday, June 30, 2014
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BRUNSWICK | A member of a vacationing South Carolina family was killed and five others injured late Monday in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 95 just north of Glynn-Camden county line, the Georgia State Patrol said.

The family of six from Duncan, S.C., was traveling south on I-95 in a 2004 Ford Expedition when a tire blew out just before 6 p.m. causing the vehicle to overturn, Pfc. Kevin Ziegler of the Georgia State Patrol said.

Date: 
Monday, June 30, 2014
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CBS46 has confirmed that a fifth person has died as a result of an accident that occurred in Hall County Monday morning.

The latest victim was a 3-year-old child.

We also have learned the identities of two of the victims. The driver is identified as 34-year-old Amanda Pardue and the front seat passenger as 53-year-old Robbie Harris. Both are from Gainesville.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014
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A motorcycle passenger killed in a Sunday morning accident has been identified as Ellie Morris, according to Fulton County Medical Examiner's office.

Morris, 33, was from the metro Atlanta area.

According to Atlanta police, Jessica Johnson was driving on the southbound side of the I-75/85 connector and tried to get in the left lane to get on to I-20.

Date: 
Thursday, June 19, 2014
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A child was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Lawrenceville Wednesday afternoon and later died.

According to a spokesperson with Gwinnett County police, the 13-year-old boy was riding his bike near Club Drive and Woodstream Drive just after 2 p.m. when he was hit by two cars.

Police said Jestin Shaw was riding downhill as he approached the posted stop sign on Woodstream Drive, did not stop at the stop sign and entered Club Drive.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in east Georgia are investigating the death of a pedestrian, who was struck by a vehicle as she walked on a Richmond County road.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said 19-year-old Sujada Lazana Truitt of Martinez was struck as she walked down Old Savannah Road around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Bowen said she was wearing dark clothing and walking near the double-yellow line in the area of the center of the road.

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Monday, June 16, 2014
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A Cumming man crashed his car and died in south Forsyth County Monday morning, according to a news release from the Forsyth County Sheriff's office.

According to deputy Michael Nelson, 27-year-old Alexander Robert was driving eastbound around a curve on Bentley Road just after 9 a.m. when his right tires left the road.

While attempting to correct the vehicle, Nelson overcorrected, went into the westbound lane, left the road and struck a tree, according to police.

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