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Gwinnett County Crash with Semi-Truck Kills 2, Critically Injures 1

Posted on Sep 20, 2013

A tragic crash between a tractor-trailer and PT Cruiser occurred on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. According to the Gwinnett County police, two people died and one person suffered critical injuries in the wreck.

This fatal Gwinnett County crash took place at the intersection of Shawnee Industrial Boulevard and Satellite Boulevard, near Old Peachtree Road around 10:15 p.m. It appears that Lawrenceville resident Ethan Ashline, 20, was driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser when this Suwanee truck accident took place.

Early reports from police indicated that Ashline attempted to turn left from Shawnee Industrial onto Satellite Boulevard southbound and pulled in front of a tractor-trailer that was traveling northbound on Satellite Boulevard. Upon impact, the truck then jumped the curb, crashed into a guard rail, and came to rest inside a wooded area about 30-feet down an embankment.

Ashline and his front seat passenger, 25-year-old Adrianna Romero, of Norcross, died in the wreck. The back seat passenger, 31-year-old Justin Kyall, of Cumming, suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital for medical care. It has been reported that Kyall is in critical condition at the hospital.

Truck driver Eddie Scott, 50, of Lawrenceville, did not report any injuries or need medical attention following the crash. However, the truck did sustain a fuel leak, as it had diesel fuel on board.

Police do not believe alcohol or speed is a factor in this deadly Suwanee crash, but the investigation is still open.

The Law Offices of Shane Smith would like to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families and friends of Ethan Ashline and Adrianna Romero. Additionally, we would like to wish Justin Kyall a full and fast recovery.

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