A chain-reaction crash can cause many injuries and lead to highways being closed for hours, backing up traffic. Unfortunately, this can lead to even more accidents further back from the initial crash, like a domino effect. Unfortunately for one Atlanta woman, such a crash in middle Georgia claimed her life as the Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports.
The incident occurred this past Saturday on I-16 according to the Macon Telegraph.
40-year-old Tracey Williams of Atlanta ran into the back of a tractor trailer that had stopped to avoid hitting vehicles that had been involved in a crash ahead of the truck.
A man identified as Akendrick Wilmore, 40, was charged in connection with the crash. He caused the initial accident that led to the chain reaction. He has been charged with DUI less safe, vehicular homicide, driving on a suspended license, impeding the flow of traffic, and violating tail light requirements.
Eight vehicles total were caught up in the chain-reaction accident. Williams was driving a silver Honda sedan at around 6 a.m. and did not see that the tractor trailer had stopped. She ran into the back of the tractor trailer.
Williams had her son, who is about 5 or 6 years old, in the back seat at the time of the crash. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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