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Two-Vehicle Collision on Highway 11 Claims One Life

Athens traffic collision

A two-vehicle collision on Highway 11 claimed the life of a male driver on Tuesday evening, April 13th. The accident happened at Pleasant Valley Road in Walton County. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the crash occurred when one car swerved to avoid another. 

The GSP said that at about 5:18 p.m., they responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision. Upon arrival, they discovered that a Dodge Ram truck traveled north on Highway 11 behind a Kia Sorento. The Kia slowed to turn onto Pleasant Valley Road, and the Dodge, which followed too closely, swerved to avoid a collision. 

The act caused the Dodge to rotate clockwise, and its left side struck the Kia’s rear. The car then traveled partially off the east shoulder and overturned onto its left side. GSP Trooper Cpl. Cal Barton said it was an uncontrolled rest. 

Barton said medics transported the Dodge’s driver, 49-year-old Alfred G. King of Monroe, to Piedmont Walton Hospital. The hospital personnel pronounced him dead at 6:32 p.m. The GSP has notified the victim’s next-of-kin. 

Barton noted that King was not wearing a seatbelt when the two-vehicle collision on Highway 11 occurred. The Kia driver, Mary Davis, 60, did not suffer any injury. The GSP did not find any evidence of drug or alcohol impairment for both drivers, and there are no pending charges. 

Motor vehicle accidents can either be the fault of the injured or deceased driver or the other motorist involved. But in either case, law enforcement agencies must investigate to find out who is at fault. Doing this clarifies who the victim is and who the fault party is in a claim for damages. 

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