Whitfield County, GA (October 24, 2018) – In Whitfield County, a Florida man was killed in an Interstate 75 accident that took place on Tuesday, October 23 around 8:30 a.m.
The Georgia State Patrol says that a man from Jacksonville was killed when a driver lost control of his vehicle and veered into the emergency lane. The woman behind the wheel was arrested for vehicular homicide immediately following the accident.
The driver of the other vehicle has been identified as Ontaya Brooks of Missouri. The pedestrian she struck was identified as Denton Edmond, who was standing behind his semi-truck. Edmond had been standing alongside his truck because one of the tires on the vehicle blew out, causing him to pull over and check it.
Brooks is believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel when she crossed over and struck Edmond. Police are currently investigating to determine exactly what caused the accident.
Whitfield County Pedestrian Accident
Losing somebody you love in an accident is never an easy thing to endure. If somebody you know has lost their life to a pedestrian accident at the hands of a negligent driver, you have a variety of options for recovery. We wish to first extend our condolences to you and offer to stand by your side during this difficult time.
Pedestrian accidents are life-changing experiences for all involved, especially if the accident leads to a fatality. A family who never expected this to happen to someone they love might wonder where they can turn when they are struggling to come to terms with the accident on an emotional level while maintaining finances. From here, you might find that you are able to bring a wrongful death claim for the compensation you deserve.
At the Nye Law Group, we want you to know that you are not alone and we will stand by your side when you need us the most. Do not hesitate to reach out to us during this time at (912) 200-5230 for more information.
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