7 people, including 3-year-old, killed on Georgia highway after SUV goes the wrong way and crashes into oncoming traffic
Seven people have been killed in a freak car crash in Franklin County Georgia, authorities have confirmed. According to reports, an SUV crashed into a van coming from the opposite direction after it crossed into a median on the highway. Three children were also injured in the crash.
According to the Georgia State Patrol a Ford Excursion which was on the Interstate 85 suddenly entered the southbound lanes, instead of running north and hit a Chevrolet. The cause is unknown. The incident, that occurred on July 6 also damaged three more vehicles, two of which sustained minor damages. The SUV had two adults and four kids inside, Franklin County Coroner Scott O’Barr said.
Both adults and a three-year-old girl died in the crash. Out of those injured, one child is in critical condition. The kids were reportedly taken to Greenville Memorial Pediatric Trauma Center in Greenville. Those in the Ford who died were Chris Years, Ashley Years, both 34, and 3-year-old Luna Years, all from Paulding County, Georgia.
Four adult Hispanic males who have been identified from Gainesville were in the Chevrolet van and have all been confirmed dead at the scene of the accident. Alejandro Agis Perez, 53, Noe Gutierrez Cerna, 39, Oswaldo F. Hi Navarrete, 25, and Eugenio Santoyo Serna, 36, all from Hall County, Georgia have been identified as those in the van.
One of the vehicles that was also damaged after the Chevrolet hit them during the crash, a Ford E350 didn't have any injured passengers.
A phone video sent to Channel 2 Action News showed vehicles strewn on the highway as authorities conducted their investigation.