An early morning crash in Atlanta on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, claimed the lives of two people and was responsible for injuring another person. According to Officer Kim Jones of the Atlanta police, a wrong-way driver caused the head-on collision.
This fatal crash in Buckhead occurred on Ga. 400 just south of Lenox Road around 4:15 a.m. when the wrong-way driver struck another car. The wrong-way car was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes.
The preliminary investigation indicates that 24-year-old Frampere Ingle was the wrong-way driver. Police believe she entered the freeway on Lennox Road and began driving south in the northbound lanes. She was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital following the crash but later died from her injuries. There was a passenger in Ingle’s vehicle that was severely injured and hospitalized in critical condition
The driver of the northbound car has been identified as Eric Hanks. He died at the scene of the accident.
Investigators confirmed that the women in the wrong-way vehicle were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision. Alcohol has not been ruled out as a factor in the wreck.
Investigators had all northbound lanes of GA 400 closed for several hours following the crash to conduct a thorough investigation. The wreck was cleared around 7:30 a.m.
Our Atlanta injury lawyers at Shane Smith Law would like to offer our most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of those who died or were injured.