Two people lost their lives in a fatal three-vehicle collision on I-20. The unfortunate incident took place on the evening of Sunday, March 15. It was reported to the authorities at around 4:30 p.m.
According to the details shared by the Georgia State Patrol, one of the vehicles involved in the collision was identified as a Chrysler 200 sedan. Another vehicle was confirmed as a Toyota truck. GSP didn’t identify the make and model of the third vehicle.
The accident came about when the unidentified vehicle was traveling westbound along the I-20. The vehicle was traveling down the left westbound lanes when its driver apparently failed to maintain lane. This caused the vehicle to come into a collision with the Chrysler 200 which was also traveling down the westbound lanes.
After hitting the Chrysler, the driver of the first vehicle overcorrected the vehicle. As a result, the car veered across the westbound lanes and entered the eastbound lanes of the roadway. When the vehicle came into the path of the eastbound traffic, it collided with the Toyota truck which was eastbound at the time.
The collision resulted in serious damage to the Toyota. Two people traveling in the Toyota truck sustained critical injuries. By the time the first responders and paramedics reached the scene of the crash, both had succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased on the scene.
The driver of the first vehicle which initiated the incident was also seriously injured. Local rescue authorities flew the driver to an area hospital in Atlanta for treatment.
A portion of the roadway was briefly closed to traffic as authorities conducted on-site investigations and clean-up. GSP continues to investigate the collision on I-20. It is possible that formal charges will be brought against the first driver once the investigations conclude.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, contact a Georgia car accident attorney right away.