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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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Bad Weather Causes Deadly Accident

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Police are blaming the weather for an accident that took the lives of a mother and her infant in Cobb County on September 12, 2017. The slick roads likely contributed to the multi-vehicle accident that left others with minor injuries.According to reports, the woman who passed away was driving a Nissan Altima in the 900 block of Windy Hill Road. She somehow lost control of her vehicle and crossed over the median. Once on the wrong side of the road, she was directly in the path of an oncoming pickup truck. As a result of that collision, an SUV struck...

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Rapper Involved In Atlanta Accident

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A car accident in Atlanta took the life of rapper Shawty Lo on September 8. The rapper, whose birth name was Carlos Walker, was thrown from his vehicle after crashing into trees. Reports say that he was on his way home from a club.According to authorities, the rapper was driving a 2016 Audi. The car went over a guardrail at about 2:20 a.m. and struck multiple trees. After hitting the trees, the car burst into flames. The 40-year-old rapper died on scene. Walker had two female passengers in his vehicle at the time of the accident. Both of the women...

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Mom Asks to Be Released from Jail During Hot Car Death Case

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A mother was sent to jail, accused of leaving her 1-year-old toddler in the car while she had her hair done. The child died as a result of heat-related illness. The 25-year-old woman will soon ask to be released from custody.According to reports, the woman has a bond hearing scheduled for September. Her case will be heard in DeKalb County Superior Court. She is charged with both child neglect and second-degree murder. She claims that she left the air conditioning running, but discovered that the car's battery had died at some point during her six-hour appointment.Law enforcement officials say that...

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Woman Killed in Atlanta Crash

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An accident occurred early in the morning on August 17, 2017 that took the life of a woman who was attempting to change a tire on her pickup truck. The woman was struck by a passing car, as were three other people who were helping the woman.According to reports, a Ford pickup truck had pulled over to the left shoulder of Interstate 75 after experiencing a flat tire. The four people inside the truck had gotten out to attempt to change the tire. They were outside of the vehicle when a Cadillac struck both the truck and the people who...

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Driver Charged in Deadly Accident

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A man has been charged with homicide by vehicle in the second degree following the death of a child in a multi-vehicle accident on Ga. 316. The driver was also charged with following too closely.According to reports, the man was traveling in the far left lane of the highway. He was following his GPS which alerted him to heavy traffic. The GPS the man was using suggested that he get off the highway at the next exit to avoid that traffic. Because the man was in the left lane, he needed to merge into the right lane.The man looked over...

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Two People Struck While Checking Car Damage

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A road in Fulton County was shut down for hours while police officers investigated a collision. Reports on August 12, 2017 said that the accident occurred at Buffington Road and Jonesboro Highway.According to reports, two vehicles were involved in a minor crash at the intersection. The drivers of the vehicles involved in the original crash got out of their vehicles to check the damage. It was at that moment that a truck belonging to the county came over a hill and struck the cars. One person died at the scene, and a second person passed away at a local...

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Drunk Driving Crash in Atlanta Claims Life

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A college student was killed when the car she was riding in wrecked. According to reports, the driver of that vehicle was under the influence of alcohol and lost control of her vehicle.The college student was the passenger in a car that crashed on Marietta Street in Atlanta. The driver was speeding and lost control. The driver of the vehicle, the college student's best friend, has been charged with driving under the influence and vehicular homicide.Friends and acquaintances of the college student remember her as a popular student on campus. She was a mentor and dancer, teaching young girls how...

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Neighbors Want Safer Road

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On July 15, 2017, a man died as the result of a car accident near the intersection of Browns Mill Road and Fairlane Drive in Atlanta. Residents in the area say they are fed up with the number of crashes and they want something done.Suggestions to make the area safer include the addition of speed bumps, more signage and tree pruning. While no amount of improvements will bring back lives that have been lost, they could prevent more accidents from happening. People who live on what is considered to be a very dangerous curve say that there are accidents at...

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Driver Pleads Guilty in Locust Grove Accident

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An accident on Interstate 75 in August 2016 took the life of a Locust Grove high school student. The driver responsible for that accident pleaded guilty in Henry County State Court.According to court documents, the driver found to be at-fault for the August 20 crash pleaded guilty to following too closely and homicide by vehicle in the second degree. The man struck the teenager's SUV from behind, close to Exit 218, and set off a chain-reaction crash. Five other vehicles were involved in the accident.The driver of the vehicle that caused the collision was sentenced to two years' probation, 60...

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