Complete Georgia accident reports and news.

Date: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
State: 
Georgia

Investigators have identified a woman killed when she drove straight into a Gwinnett County pond Wednesday morning.

The incident happened on a cut-through street in Peachtree Corners, surrounded by an office park.

Witnesses say 53-year-old Laura Jones Tavel never made the curve and then never tried to get out after the car began to sink.

Fulton County Schools said that Tavel was a teacher at River Trail Middle School since 2001.

“I thought it was too steep to go over,” said Karen Cornett, who works in the area of the crash.

Date: 
Sunday, July 27, 2014
State: 
Georgia

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."

Date: 
Friday, July 25, 2014
State: 
Georgia

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.

Investigators at the Federal Aviation Administration were expected at the crash scene on Monday.

Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
State: 
Georgia

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.

Police were called to the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road near Plantation Road around 5:20 a.m. Sgt. Danny Whitehead said a white Dodge pickup driven by Jones was traveling south and struck the rear of a Kia SUV. The truck then left the road and struck a disabled tow truck on the side of the road.

Date: 
Monday, July 21, 2014
State: 
Georgia

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.

A broken down Pontiac Grand Prix and a Ford F-450 tow truck were in the emergency lane when a Chevrolet Silverado drifted into the emergency lane and struck the driver, identified as Patrick Brownlee, 45, of Stone Mountain, who was standing outside of the vehicle preparing to load the Pontiac onto the tow truck.

Date: 
Sunday, June 29, 2014
State: 
Georgia

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: 
Sunday, June 29, 2014
State: 
Georgia

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.

Police also say 13-year-old Dalton Martin also died in the crash. He is the grandson of Hollis. The names of the other children have not yet been released.

Date: 
Saturday, June 28, 2014
State: 
Georgia

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.

Johnson's Hyundai Sonata hit the back of the motorcycle and Morris was a passenger. Morris fell off and was hit by Johnson's car.

Date: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
State: 
Georgia

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.

Date: 
Monday, June 16, 2014
State: 
Georgia

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.

Authorities said the vehicle driver remained at the scene after the crash.

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