The police in DeKalb County had their hands full on October 26, after receiving a report of a multi-vehicle crash and shooting in the Eastbound lanes of Interstate-20. The freak accident took place just west of Panola Road.
The call came in just after 10 pm on Sunday, October 26, 2020. The officers and rescue crews were immediately dispatched to the scene. When the police arrived, they noticed a male driver lying in his vehicle, unconscious. They quickly realized that he had suffered a gunshot wound.
The victim – whose name has not yet been released – was rushed to the hospital. When he got there, he sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away. There was no indication that the victim was injured in a crash. What happened is that, when he was shot, he stopped his car in the middle lanes of Interstate-20.
When his car came to an abrupt stop, a woman who had been driving behind him crashed into his car. She got out of her car to see if everyone was alright when tragedy struck yet again. She was run over by a tractor-trailer. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
So far, the cops do not have a suspect in the initial shooting. They are, of course, asking the public for their help in identifying the shooter. They are also waiting to release the names of the victims until after the investigation is complete. There was no information on whether the tractor-trailer driver was injured or not. They also did not indicate if there were passengers in either of the other vehicles.
If you or your loved one are injured in any sort of motor vehicle accident, contact a Georgia car accident attorney right away. You may have a potential claim for damages.