On Georgia’s freeways, cars break down or get involved in accidents and become disabled on a regular basis. What to do after breaking down or getting into an accident that disables your vehicle on the interstate might not be as clear. If able, you should try to get your vehicle over to the right shoulder to await law enforcement and rescue vehicles. If your vehicle is unable to move, stay put. Regardless of if you have moved to the right shoulder or are still in the middle of the interstate, stay inside your vehicle. Getting out of your vehicle can put you at risk for further injury. Fox 5 Atlanta reports on a deadly crash that killed a woman who chose to wait outside her vehicle on the interstate.
27-year-old Kristen Stiltner was driving northbound on Interstate-75 Sunday morning. Just north of North Marietta Parkway, she lost control of her 2011 Honda Accord. Spinning out, she ended up facing the wrong way.
Stiltner was attempting to maneuver her vehicle when she was hit by a 2007 Toyota Corolla which was being driven by 38-year-old Candace Brown of Conyers.
Stiltner left her disabled vehicle to stand at the median wall.
Two other vehicles then collided with Stiltner’s vehicle. Those vehicles were a Chrysler Sebring driven by Nicole Parrott and an Audi Q7 driven by Olayiwola Owodunni.
Stiltner became pinned between the Chrysler and the median wall. EMS rushed Stiltner to the hospital, but she succumbed to her injuries. All others involved in the accident were transported to hospitals as well. Their injuries were not life-threatening.
Police also report that witnesses said that a silver Ford F-150 was also involved in the multi-vehicle collision. They are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact authorities.
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