At Least 16 Died in Labor Day Weekend Crashes in Georgia

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Four teenagers were among at least 16 people who were killed in crashes in Georgia over the Labor Day weekend, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Three of the teens died in an accident in Dalton that also resulted in injuries to two others.

Troopers were sent to the scene of the collision on Ga. 3 and Haig Mill Lake Road about 9 p.m. on Friday.

Investigators suspect that the driver of a 2013 Ford Fusion went over the center line and crashed head-on with a 2004 Dodge Ram. The impact of the collision caused the Ford to hit a 2011 Ford Taurus.

The crash resulted in the deaths of two passengers and the driver who were traveling in the Fusion. The passengers have been identified as 18-year-old Kierra Clay and 17-year-old Bethany Rose Pizarro while the driver was 19-year-old Kathryn Beasley.

Meanwhile, a 16-year-old girl was killed in a crash in Paulding County on Saturday night.

It is believed that Shamare M. Cypress lost control of her car while going around a curve on Old Cartersville Road. Her Honda Accord hit a Hyundai Sonata, according to GSP.

Cypress died early on Sunday.

Investigators said the other deadly crashes in Georgia involved people being struck by vehicles. The first case occurred early on Saturday in Troup County.

Thirty-two-year-old DeKalb County EMT, Logan Wade, was killed when he and a colleague stopped to help a driver who had crashed.

State Patrol said a pickup truck struck the car that crashed and pushed that car into Wade.

Meanwhile, it is believed that a man ran across I-85 and was struck and killed. DeKalb County police were called to northbound I-85 close to Chamblee Tucker Road at 12:50 a.m. Monday.

Troopers in Villa Rica, Thomasville, Americus, LaGrange, Gainesville, and Blue Ridge also probed deadly crashes along with police in Atlanta, Athens, and Henry County.

If your loved one was killed in an accident, contact a Georgia car accident lawyer for advice.


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