Decatur Resident Killed in Head-On crash: Police Investigating Reckless Driving
Decatur, GA – A tragic incident occurred early Sunday morning, Jan. 28, when a Dodge Charger driver caused a fatal crash at the intersection of South Candler Street and Midway Road. The Decatur Police Department has accused the driver of reckless driving, which led to the death of a 63-year-old Decatur resident. Charges are still pending as the investigation continues.
According to the initial findings, the Dodge Charger was traveling southbound on South Candler Street in a reckless manner. The driver attempted to overtake another vehicle also traveling southbound by crossing into the northbound lanes. Tragically, the Charger collided head-on with an Infiniti QX4, resulting in critical injuries to a passenger in the Infiniti. The victim, identified as 63-year-old Frankie Gresham of Decatur, GA, succumbed to their injuries while being transported to a nearby hospital.
The Decatur Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is actively reconstructing the incident and conducting a thorough investigation. Charges against the at-fault party will be filed once the investigation progresses further. As more information becomes available, this story will be updated accordingly.
A concerned citizen shared a photo of the crash on the Calm Decatur Facebook group, a community advocating for safer streets in the city. The image highlights the severity of the collision and the urgent need for enhanced road safety measures.
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In conclusion, the Decatur community mourns the loss of Frankie Gresham and awaits justice for the tragic incident. The police investigation will shed more light on the circumstances surrounding the crash and hold the responsible party accountable.