Atlanta woman, daughter killed by wrong-way driver on I-75 SB

A College Park woman and her daughter were killed early Sunday when a driver heading the wrong way on I-75 in middle Georgia collided with their vehicle, authorities said.

Monserrat Godinez, 29, of College Park, was killed in the crash, which happened about 2 a.m., on I-75 southbound near mile marker 195, Sgt. Lawson C. Bittick III of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said in a media release. Godinez’s 7-year-old daughter was taken to a hospital in Macon, where she died from her injuries.

The driver of the wrong-way car, David Fryar Jr., 32, of Forsyth, also was killed.

Just before the accident, sheriff’s officials received a call that a car was heading the wrong way on I-75 southbound. However, deputies could not reach the car before the accident.

Tony McCoy of Port St. Lucie, Fla., told The Telegraph of Macon that he and his family could have been the victims. McCoy, his wife, and their son and daughter were returning from a comic convention in Atlanta at the time the accident happened.

McCoy said he was headed south in the left lane and saw what appeared to be headlights coming at him in the same lane. But he thought it might’ve been a construction vehicle on the shoulder. Then his wife said it was a wrong-way driver, and McCoy quickly swerved over into the far right lane.

“He whizzed on by,” McCoy said. “He was flying.”