On the morning of Nov. 13, a 28-year-old Georgia man was killed in a head-on collision on I-75. The crash happened near mile marker 319 in Gordon County.

According to Georgia State Patrol, the victim was traveling south on I-75 when he lost control of his 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. The vehicle did a 180-degree turn and ended up facing north in the inside lane. It was then struck head-on by a southbound Chevrolet Silverado 2500. As a result of the impact, both vehicles careened into a row of trees on the far side of the highway.

The victim, a resident of Calhoun, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Troopers said he was not wearing a seat belt. It is not known if the driver of the Silverado, a resident of Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, was injured. It is also not known why the victim lost control of his vehicle, but authorities don’t believe that either driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.

Each year, thousands of people are injured in Georgia motor vehicle accidents. These accidents are often caused by distracted, speeding or impaired drivers. When a negligent driver is found responsible for an accident, he or she could be found legally liable in civil court. For example, an attorney may help an injured victim file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. If the at-fault driver dies in the crash, the victim might file a complaint against the driver’s estate or auto insurance company.

Source: WRCB TV, “UPDATE: GSP releases the names of individuals involved in fatal I-75 crash,” Nov. 13, 2018