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Six Drivers Face DUI Charges in I-75 Clayton County Crash


Posted on Jul 17, 2013

Overnight, following the Fourth of July, a seven-car pile-up occurred on southbound Interstate 75, involving a pedestrian. According to reports, this Georgia car crash took place just after 3 a.m. at I-75 and C.W. Grant Parkway, just north of the I-285, near the exit to the international concourse of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Sadly, one person is dead, one other person is injured, and many were charged with driving drunk.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that it appears a pedestrian walked into the interstate and was struck by a vehicle. This Clayton County car accident then caused a chain of crashes involving seven vehicles. 

Clayton County police indicated that the pedestrian was taken to the hospital with critical injuries and faces a pedestrian in the roadway charge. Additionally, one of the drivers was also injured in the crash and taken to the hospital for medical treatment. 

Police said that six of the drivers were charged with driving drunk, and five were arrested and taken to the Clayton County Jail. The sixth driver was not immediately arrested because that driver was injured and taken to the hospital. 

This crash closed the southbound highway until about 9 a.m. for cleanup and investigation; however, an investigation is still ongoing. 

The names of those involved in this Clayton County crash have not been made available. 

The Law Offices of Shane Smith wish everyone injured in this crash a full recovery, and we remind drivers to not drive while intoxicated. 

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Shane Smith
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