An East-West Connector crash in Cobb County claimed one life and injured two others. According to the Cobb Police, the incident happened on Friday night, April 30th. The crash report revealed that the accident occurred after a vehicle went off the road.
The initial investigation showed that 22-year-old Jose Garcia of Powder Springs was heading west on the East-West Connector near the South Hurt Road overpass. At about midnight, he drove off the road into the grass and started spinning. He got back on the road and crossed the center median.
The man entered the eastbound lanes and collided with two vehicles. The police identified the drivers as 20-year-old Kiara Wald and Tammy Tatum, 59, both of Mableton. Garcia’s car continued rolling after he hit the two vehicles and rested on its roof.
The police said that Garcia died at the crash scene. Waldo suffered minor injuries but did not need treatment at the hospital. Tatum sustained non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment at a local hospital.
The East-West Connector crash remains under investigation, but the police said they do not expect to file any charges. Anyone with relevant information should contact the Cobb County Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Unit. There is no additional information.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in Georgia. When accidents occur, victims can recover compensation for damages from the fault driver. But where the fault driver dies, the victim might be unable to get compensated unless they sue the fault party’s estate.
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