A man died after a two-vehicle collision on Highway 11 at Pleasant Valley Road in Walton County on Tuesday evening, April 13th. The Georgia State Patrol said the accident happened as the victim’s car swerved to avoid colliding with another vehicle.
According to the crash report, GSP troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision report around 5:18 p.m. Their preliminary investigation disclosed that the 49-year-old victim, Alfred G. King, a Monroe resident, drove a Dodge Ram truck north of the Highway.
The Dodge traveled behind a Kia Sorento operated by 60-year-old Mary Davis. As the woman approached Pleasant Valley Road, she slowed to make a turn onto the roadway. King’s vehicle followed too closely to the Kia, and he swerved to avoid a collision.
The Dodge then rotated clockwise, using its left side to strike the Kia’s rear. The investigators said the victim’s car went partially off the highway’s east shoulder before overturning to its side. Cpl. Cal Barton, a GSP trooper, said the vehicle stopped at an uncontrolled rest.
Barton said paramedics took King to Piedmont Walton Hospital for treatment. But he died at 6:32 p.m., and the state patrol already notified his next-of-kin. The corporal noted that the victim was not wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred.
The GSP did not find evidence of drugs or alcohol involved in the two-vehicle collision on Highway 11. Davis, the Kia driver, was uninjured, and she is not facing any charges.
Tailgating — following too closely — is among the common causes of traffic accidents. Usually, the driver guilty of tailgating pays compensation if an accident occurs. They could also face a criminal charge depending on the severity of the victim’s injuries.
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