On Thursday, March 28, 2013, a fatal crash in Marietta took place on Interstate 75 near the Canton Road Connector. According to Gordy Wright with the Georgia State Patrol, troopers were notified of the wreck around 9:35 a.m.
When officers arrived on the accident scene, they discovered this crash involving three vehicles. The Thursday morning wreck occurred as a result of a driver changing lanes in the northbound lanes of I-75.
According to police, a driver of one car changed lanes into another passenger car. Upon impact, the car that was struck spun out of contrl and into the path of a Ford Expedition. “The Expedition struck the passenger car in the driver’s side,” said Wright.
Sadly, one person was killed and another person was seriously injured. The identities of the person injured and killed, as well as the description of the cars involved, were not immediately released.
Police later indicated that the driver of a Honda Civic involved in this wreck died and a passenger was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta with injuries. The driver was identified as 41-year-old Edgar Jaramillo, of Lawrenceville.
No charges have been made yet, as the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is still conducting an investigation.
On the same day in the afternoon, traffic once again slowed on I-75 North due to a two-vehicle crash. According to police, this Georgia crash occurred around 6:00 p.m. just south of the Eisenhower Parkway exit. An SUV and sedan collided, but no one was seriously injured.
Shane Smith Law would like to wish all those injured in these crashes a full and fast recovery, and we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Jaramillo for their loss.