A wrong-way crash in South Georgia resulted in the death of a teen and her father. The victims were returning from a vacation and had two other family members in the vehicle who suffered serious injuries in the collision. The fatal wreck occurred in Dublin on Saturday, June 26.
According to the details shared by the Georgia State Patrol, the crash took place in the northbound lanes of the U.S. 441. A GMC Sierra was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when it collided with a second vehicle. This vehicle was identified as a Volkswagen Jetta.
The head-on crash in South Georgia resulted in serious damage to the Jetta. Four occupants were traveling in the vehicle at the time of the crash, all members of the Rountree family. These included Christopher Rountree, 53, his wife Erica Rountree, their 17-year-old daughter Elizabeth Libby Rountree, and her sister Cate Rountree.
Christopher Rountree was driving the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries in the collision. Libby Rountree was sitting right behind her father and was also critically injured. Both succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced dead on the scene of the crash.
Erica Rountree and Cate Roundtree suffered serious injuries in the incident. Once the first responders and paramedics arrived on the scene of the accident, both were rushed to a healthcare facility in Macon.
GSP continues to investigate the crash. It isn’t clear at this point why the GMC Sierra driver was traveling wrong-way in the northbound lanes. Preliminary details indicate that the truck’s driver remained largely safe in the collision and had no notable injuries.
In Atlanta crashes like these, the survivors and families of the deceased victims in a crash like this are entitled to compensatory damages from the liable driver. In addition, an Atlanta car accident lawyer may also help the victims seek punitive damages for the gross negligence of the at-fault party.