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Alcohol-Related Accident in Atlanta Claims One, Injures Two

Alcohol-Related Accident in Atlanta Claims One, Injures Two

On Monday, February 20, 2012, a deadly accident occurred in Atlanta. This two-vehicle crash took place very early Monday morning, just after midnight. According to the Atlanta police, two people were injured and one person was killed in this wreck.

The crash took place on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in southwest Atlanta. Authorities indicated that a driver was traveling east on that street with a passenger in her vehicle when she lost control of her car. At that point, she crossed the double yellow line and hit a westbound Dodge Magnum head-on.

Ms. Sharnaye Williams, the driver who lost control of her car and crossed the center line, hit and killed Ms. Tonika Daunte Clark, 30, of Atlanta, a passenger in Dodge Magnum.

According to Atlanta Police Spokeswoman Kim Jones, Ms. Clark was pronounced dead at the accident scene, as she was trapped inside the Dodge vehicle. However, Mr. Kevin Houston, the driver of the Dodge, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with a broken leg.

Ms. Williams, the driver who was at fault for the cross-over crash, was also injured and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Police indicate that they believe the accident to be alcohol-related, and Ms. Williams may face charges in this fatal crash. “It appears alcohol and the weather conditions may have played a role in this accident,” said Officer Jones.

The Atlanta accident attorneys at Kalka & Baer are saddened to hear of this tragic crash and would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Clark. We would also to wish those injured a fast and full recovery.

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