The Newnan Times-Herald reports that a rash of accidents Saturday in the SW Atlanta metro suburb of Newnan was fueled by alcohol, including at least one fatal crash.
Around 9:00 p.m. Saturday, a 29-year-old motorcyclist was headed north on Baker Road in the 400 block area when he lost control of his bike on a curve, exited the roadway, and landed in a ditch, according to Georgia State Patrol spokespeople. The GSP also confirmed that alcohol was a factor in the single-vehicle crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Several hours later, I-85 was shut down for several hours by a head-on collision that led to several serious injuries. A Chevy Cruz was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the interstate near mile marker 47 when it collided with a Kia Optima headed the correct direction for the lane. The driver of the Optima is missing, and two passengers were life-flighted to an Atlanta hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Cruz was not injured and was taken to Coweta County Jail, where he faces DUI, reckless driving, and several other charges.
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