Two people lost their lives in a fatal crash on Georgia 1 on the night of Monday, May 10. It was reported to the authorities at around 8 p.m.
According to the details shared by the LaGrange Police Department, the fatal wreck involved two vehicles and happened in the northbound lanes of Georgia 1 at Lukken Industrial Drive. One of the vehicles involved in the crash was traveling eastbound along the East Lukken Industrial Drive. This vehicle had a stop sign at the intersection and was stopped.
When the vehicle started moving again and drove across Hamilton Road, it was struck by a second vehicle. This second vehicle was traveling northbound along Hamilton Road. The second vehicle crashed into the first vehicle at a high rate of speed.
The sheer impact of the collision caused fatal injuries to the drivers of both vehicles. By the time the first responders and paramedics arrived on the crash scene, attempts to revive the drivers failed. Both drivers were later pronounced dead by the authorities.
LPD has since released identification details of the deceased victims. One of the drivers was identified as Janice Robbins, 77, of Hogansville. The second victim was identified as Jana Balaam, 46, of Pennsylvania. At this point, it is unclear whether there were any other occupants in the two vehicles and if there are any injured parties from the crash.
Following the accident, authorities shut down all the northbound lanes of the Lukken Industrial Drive. The lanes remained closed for several hours and were reopened after 11 p.m. once on-site investigations and cleanup had been concluded. The fatal crash on Georgia 1 remains under investigation.
For accidents like these, an Atlanta car accident lawyer can help the survivors and heirs of the deceased victims to seek compensatory damages for their tragic loss.