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Multi-Car Accident on I-75 Results in Fatality

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A frightening accident occurred on I-75 on New Year's Eve morning. A woman lost her life as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.According to reports from the Marietta Police, a woman was driving northbound on I-75 when she lost control of her vehicle. She ended up spinning around and stopped facing the wrong way. The woman was attempting to move her vehicle when she was struck by a Toyota Corolla.As a result of the initial crash, the woman's vehicle was disabled. The woman left her vehicle to stand at the center wall of the highway. Her car...

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HSK PI Driver In Crash Has History of DUI Arrests

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A woman killed in a car accident leaves behind three children and a husband. She was killed on the scene of an accident that occurred on December 23, just days before Christmas. The man who stands accused of causing the accident has a history of DUI arrests.According to reports, the woman was on her way home from work when she was hit by a man driving on the wrong side down a divided highway. The man who hit her did not immediately stop, driving a short time before striking a second vehicle. That vehicle's driver had veered to the side...

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Head-On Crash with Semi Truck Leaves Three Injured

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A man from Sharpsburg was left in critical condition after an accident overnight on Christmas Eve. The accident occurred on West Highway 16.According to reports, a 22-year-old man was driving on the highway when the truck he was driving hit a semi truck. The accident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. when the driver of the truck crossed the center line and hit the semi truck head on.Witnesses to the accident said that there was an explosion after the collision. They also said they saw the semi truck leave the roadway and hit a telephone pole and mailbox. The truck...

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Unusual Weather Predicted for Atlanta and Surrounding Area

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Next week could be one for unusual weather in Atlanta and the surrounding area. Forecasters are calling for multiple winter weather events from now until January 5. Any one of these events could cause roads to be dangerous as snow and ice fall from the sky.People in Atlanta are not typically used to driving in such poor conditions. In fact, when conditions deteriorate as they are expected to do, many businesses close down in hopes of keeping their employees and customers off the roads. If you find yourself having to drive in these conditions, officials would like you to keep...

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Family Suing Psychiatric Hospital Over Son’s Death

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A 19-year-old young man died in a psychiatric hospital for children in November 2016. Now, his parents are fighting for justice. The parents of the young man are suing Laurel Heights.On the day that the young man died, a call was made to 911. In that recording, the caller can be heard telling dispatchers that the child was not breathing. The caller declined CPR instructions, instead asking for an ambulance. The young man officially passed away at 1:54 p.m., having choked on his own vomit. The official cause of death was homicide.The parents are suing the facility for wrongful death...

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UPS Worker Killed on Dock

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UPS drivers are easily recognized by their brown uniforms and trucks. They drive through our neighborhoods every day, dropping off packages that people are eagerly anticipating. While many of us think of UPS as made up entirely of these people we routinely see, there are actually thousands that work behind the scenes, making the company run.It was one of these long-time workers that lost his life last week in a terrible accident. According to reports, the 48-year-old man stepped off of a dock outside of the UPS center on Pleasantdale Road in DeKalb County. As the man stepped down, an...

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Winter-Weather Driving is Here

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The wintery weather prompted Georgia DOT to issue multiple warnings leading up to the weekend. Crews were out and about on the state's highways spreading brine in an attempt to prevent as much ice as possible from forming on and sticking to the roadways. The biggest concern for the department was black ice. Motorists were urged to stay home if at all possible on Saturday, not only for their own safety, but to make the departments job easier.The weekend warnings are unusual for states in the southern part of the country where winters are mild and icy roads aren't as...

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Fault Still in Question in Atlanta Accident

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A crash at the intersection of Marietta Boulevard and Tacoma Drive occurred in the morning hours of Monday, December 4. The crash left five people injured, and it involved a semi truck and van. The Atlanta police are still trying to determine who is to be held at fault for the wreck.According to reports, the driver of the van was removed from the vehicle and left in critical condition. Two passengers in the van said that the woman had the green light and was traveling through the intersection when her vehicle was struck. Her current condition is unknown. Three passengers...

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Spit Test May Indicate Concussion Recovery

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Researchers have discovered that a bit of spit could indicate whether or not a child's concussion symptoms will persist for only days or weeks. The test measures genetic material in the saliva and was close to 90 percent accurate in determining whether or not a concussion would subside quickly.At 90 percent, the new test beats what doctors have commonly used, which is only 70 percent accurate. Currently, doctors utilize a concussion survey. The new test is currently in its experimental states, but if it proves to be reliable, it could give pediatricians a new way to assess concussions in children.According...

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Victim Breaks Silence After Drug-Related Crash

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A child survived an accident in the spring of last year and he is breaking his silence, talking to reporters in Atlanta about the crash that took the life of one of his friends.According to the child, he was walking to the store when he was approached by two friends. One was 11 and the other 9. The friends were brothers. The pair asked if they could accompany the boy to the store and did so.It was at just about the time the trio was having the conversation that a man had driven to his heroin dealer. He got high in...

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