Investigators believe alcohol was the primary factor in a serious collision that killed one person and sent another one to a hospital.
The wreck happened near the intersection of Dee Kennedy Road and Emperor Lane. According to state troopers, a 55-year-old man, who was behind the wheel of a pickup truck, smacked into the rear of a 20-year-old’s Ford Focus. The force of the collision caused both drivers to lose control of their vehicles. The Focus left the road and careened into a tree, killing the driver almost instantly. Emergency responders rushed the other driver to a nearby hospital.
Charges are pending against the truck driver as the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team continues its investigation.