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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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Crash Survivor Living With Brain Injury

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Last year, four students from the University of Georgia tragically lost their lives. A survivor has been working through her injuries, including broken bones and a brain injury. Originally in a coma, the young woman is fighting back and making progress.Last April, a woman and her friends drove to the Iron Horse sculpture to take some photos. On the way back to campus, the car the women were in collided with another head-on. The accident occurred on Highway 15 in Oconee County. The lone survivor in the car was the driver. She was severely injured. The driver of the other...

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Atlanta Officer Facing Charges in Crash

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An off-duty police officer in Atlanta stands accused of causing an accident in September. The officer was injured in the crash and a person was killed, but attorneys for the officer are saying that the very injury he suffered requires treatment that could affect his recall of the night's events.According to reports, the officer was driving with a 20-year-old passenger in his vehicle. In an apparent road-racing incident, the officer was traveling at a high rate of speed when he strayed from his lane and hit a curb. He then went through an intersection and hit a building. A second...

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Mother Sues School for Wrongful Death

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Field trips are a part of growing up. Whether they are taken with classmates or fellow members of a troop or club, field trips are something every child looks forward to. This was true of a teenager who went on a trip overseas last year.According to reports released to the news, a mother sent her teenage son to the Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize. The 14-year-old boy went on the trip with 30 of his classmates and nine chaperones. The trip was sponsored by a school in the Cobb County school district. Tragically, the student died while on the...

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