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NFL Linebacker Killed in Crash

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Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson will forever be remembered by friends, family and fans alike. The football player was killed in an accident and laid to rest just before Valentine's Day in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.According to police reports, a man from Guatemala was driving a truck while under the influence of alcohol. The man did not maintain control of his vehicle and caused the crash that resulted in the death of the football star. The man in the ruck did not remain on scene, and will be charged with multiple criminal violations.Jackson and a friend had pulled to...

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Woman Struck After Getting Off MARTA Bus

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A woman stepped off a MARTA bus on January 12 and was killed a short time later. The woman was struck by two vehicles as she crossed a road.According to police reports, the 54-year-old woman was crossing North Point Parkway when she was hit by a pickup truck and then an SUV. The incident occurred just before 7:00 a.m. The woman was an employee at a nearby Verizon store.Because of a lack of light that early in the morning, both drivers thought that they had struck road debris. Each remained on scene, cooperating with investigators. A spokesperson for the police...

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Man in Accident Suffers Heart Attack

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A victim of a vehicle collision on Memorial Drive on New Year's Eve lost his life, but not because of injuries sustained in the accident. The man passed away after having a heart attack following the crash.Reports indicate that a 64-year-old man was driving on Memorial Drive. The man's fiancée told police that another vehicle turned in front of the truck in such a way they were not able to avoid striking that vehicle. Police responded to the incident and the male driver told police that he did not believe he was injured but did complain of shortness of breath.The...

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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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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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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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“Devoted Mom” Accused of Leaving Son in Car

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A woman described by many as a "devoted" mother stands accused of leaving her toddler in a hot car for more than three hours. The child died at a local hospital after being transported for heat-related illness.According to reports, Fulton County police say that the child was strapped into a car seat on Halloween and left in a car while his mother went inside their home. A neighbor spotted the child in the car and called emergency services. When police responded, the mother told them she had been running errands and forgot her child was in the vehicle.Police don't believe...

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Three Students Killed in Crash

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One teen was critically injured and three others were killed in a car accident on October 27. The accident occurred Friday night near Meadowcreek High School.According to reports, a Toyota 4Runner containing three passengers seemingly swerved to avoid a collision. That vehicle left the road and traveled down an embankment on Steve Reynolds Boulevard. The vehicle sustained severe damage. The driver and two passengers lost their lives. A third passenger was transported to a local hospital and listed in critical condition.All involved in the accident were students at the high school. It is believed that the students may have just...

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Child Victim of Hit-and-Run

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A small child was walking to school on October 18 when she was struck by a car. That car failed to stop after striking the child, and police are searching for the car and its driver. The little girl died as a result of her injuries.According to reports, the 4-year-old was walking to school when a driver hit her and threw her into another vehicle. The injuries the girl sustained from the impact led to her untimely death. The incident occurred just prior to 7 a.m. on North Indian Creek Drive. The location where the child was struck was close...

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