A 48-year-old woman was killed Sunday afternoon when two cars collided at a busy intersection in South Fulton.
The vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on Campbellton Road, according to South Fulton police Lt. Derrick Rogers. They crashed at the Camp Creek Parkway intersection.
The woman, identified as Candice Prater by Channel 2 Action News, died at the scene. She was a married mother of four, the news station reported.
The condition of the other driver was not released.
Francine Samuels lives in the area and told Channel 2 Action News the traffic signal at the intersection has not been working.
“This light has been blinking almost a week," Samuels said. "You (are) supposed to stop when the light is out, and this is what people do not do, but there’s a high volume of traffic. ... All the time, accidents happen right here."
Samuels said traffic through the area has been a nightmare. She often sees drivers speeding through the intersection.
“Even with the light (functioning), you still have accidents,” she said.
The signal was back to normal Sunday evening, Channel 2 reported. City officials have not confirmed if it was malfunctioning at the time of the crash.
The collision took out a crosswalk pole and spread debris through the intersection, according to the news station. Traffic on Campbellton Road was backed up for at least a mile while police were on scene investigating.
No other details about the collision were released.
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