Two young drivers’ lives ended over the weekend after a crash at the Interstate 75/Interstate 85 connector in Atlanta.
According to the Fulton County Medical Examiner, 22-year-old Demontre Dugger and 28-year-old Mecario Harris died in the accident. Initial reports indicate that one of the cars was heading in the wrong direction, traveling northbound while in a southbound lane. It has not been confirmed which driver’s car was going the incorrect way.
The accident took place just before 3 a.m on Sunday. There were other passengers in the two vehicles, but extraordinarily, none of them were hurt.
A third vehicle was said to be involved, although it was not directly involved in the primary collision. This car was affected by ricocheting debris from the initial crash but did not remain at the scene of the accident for very long. Local authorities are hoping to track down the occupant(s) of this third car, but it is believed that no one was harmed in that automobile.
Wrong-Way Accidents are Common in Atlanta
Unfortunately, this incident is one of a few alleged wrong-way accidents in the city and the state in 2022. In February, 32-year-old Damis Lider and 24-year-old Zoe Robinson’s vehicles crashed into one another on Georgia Highway 400. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
In April, 33-year-old Jeremy Hullaby died in a similar incident as he drove a tractor-trailer in the wrong direction on Interstate 85.
It is not clear at this time whether substance use played a role in the accident involving Dugger and Harris. The investigation as to which vehicle was traveling in the wrong direction and other details leading to the crash remains ongoing.
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