One person was killed in a multi-vehicle I-75 crash in Cobb County earlier this week. The fatal I-75 crash took place early on the morning of Wednesday, July 21. It was reported at around 5:20 a.m.
According to the details shared by the Cobb police, the crash came about when one of the vehicles involved had a flat tire. This vehicle was identified as a green-colored 2010 Chevrolet Express van. The driver of the van was headed northbound along I-75. As the vehicle was traveling in the left lane, the van had a flat tire.
The driver of the van then attempted to slow down and switch lanes. This is when a second vehicle, identified as a white 2008 Ford F-150, collided into the rear of the Chevrolet van. The collision took place at a fairly high rate of speed.
A third vehicle, identified as a Toyota Scion, then crashed into the Ford in the center lane. The Toyota suffered serious damage in the crash and came to rest in the right lane. The driver of the Toyota suffered critical injuries in the crash.
Once the first responders and paramedics arrived on the scene of the crash, the Toyota driver was rushed to the Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. However, attempts to save the driver failed and he was pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities later identified the driver as Willis L. Callwood, 37, of Woodstock.
The Ford driver also suffered injuries although his injuries are reported as non-life-threatening. He was identified only as a 56-year-old Cumming man. The Chevrolet driver fled the scene before the first responders could arrive and hasn’t been located since.
For Atlanta accidents like these, victims or victims’ families may be able to seek compensatory damages with the help of an Atlanta car accident lawyer.