According to data from the National Safety Council, not wearing seat belts and other bad behaviors fueled a spike in motor vehicle deaths in Georgia and across the nation between 2014 and 2016. Among the states with the biggest rise in motor vehicle deaths, Georgia ranked fifth.
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"The same things that have killed us for decades are still killing us," council president Deborah Hersman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last year when the data was released.
Harris said her uncle leaves behind a son and two daughters.
Derrien O'Neal, one of the victims in a car crash Wednesday, leaves behind three children, relatives said. (Credit: GoFundMe)
“Families can’t go through tragedies like we’re going through,” she told Channel 2.
2 killed in I-285 crash An early morning crash on I-285 West in Sandy Springs Wednesday left two dead, police said. A passenger vehicle crashed into a tractor-trailer near a construction zone around 5:15 a.m. After more than four hours of closures, all lanes of travel reopened around 9 a.m. Heavy delays remain all over metro Atlanta.