October 29, 1998 |
A small plane crashed on a busy suburban Atlanta highway during evening rush hour, striking several vehicles and killing the driver of a van. The Piper PA-32 and van, meshed together, exploded into flames as they skidded into support columns of an overpass in Roswell, said Danny Bowman, a Fulton County fire battalion chief. Police said the male driver of the van was burned beyond recognition. The pilot suffered burns on her hands and arms.
November 1, 1996 |
Three high school girls died when their car slammed into a tree as they fled a freshman's home where they had rolled toilet paper on the lawn in a homecoming tradition. At least one of three other girls in the car was critically injured. The wreck was spotted by the freshman's parents, who said they were following the girls at a distance Wednesday in their pickup.
October 31, 1996 |
Government officials concluded that an air bag killed an 8-month-old fetus in which the mother was only bruised, the first such confirmed death of its kind, USA Today reported. The 35-week-old fetus was killed in Georgia in 1994 when a pregnant woman was involved in a slow-speed crash, the newspaper reported. The woman told National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigators she was wearing her seat belt, the paper said.
July 22, 1995 |
Five people died in a multicar wreck that closed northbound Interstate 75 north of Atlanta for two hours as the Friday homeward rush began. Two of the dead were in one car and three in a second vehicle, police said. A 10-year-old boy was in fair condition with multiple fractures.
May 25, 1995 |
A tractor-trailer carrying explosives, including dynamite and a mixture of ammonium nitrate and diesel fuel, overturned early Wednesday, and about 30 people living in this Atlanta suburb were evacuated. No fire or injuries were reported, police said. The truck belonged to an explosives manufacturing company called Explosives Technology International in Whitesburg, authorities said.
April 14, 1992 |
A Waynesboro, Ga., man paralyzed in an automobile accident involving golfer Sam Snead has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages from the three-time Masters champion. Snead, 79, was driving to the 1992 Masters golf tournament, where he was to serve as an honorary starter, when he ran a stop sign and struck Roy Jeffers' car, according to police. "I knew it was coming," Snead told the Augusta Chronicle. "I hope he gets all right.