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Man Killed in Gwinett County Icy Weather Car Crash

Posted on Jan 13, 2011

Icy roads are responsible for hundreds of Georgia traffic accidents over the past few days. Icy roads also contributed to a Gwinnett County car crash that left a man dead.
The crash happened about 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12 on Breckinridge Boulevard near Duluth.  A northbound 1999 Saturn slid on the ice and crashed into the rear of a 1997 Toyota.  The vehicle than skidded and hit a light pole.
The driver of the Saturn, 67-year-old Carlos Rodriguez of Duluth, died at the scene. The other driver was not injured.
Gwinett police officers say the accident was caused by a combination of high speed and icy roads.  When the weather is snowy or icy, try to avoid driving.  If you must drive, slow down and allow plenty of time to reach your destination. High speeds can reduce traction on icy roads and cause deadly accidents.
Carry an emergency kit, cell phone and extra clothing or blankets in case you become stranded.
For more icy weather driving tips, click here.

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Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia