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March 5, 2022

Atlanta, GA – Update: Three Killed in Fatal Truck Accident on I-85

Atlanta, GA (March 5, 2022) – On Friday morning, March 4, three people were killed in a fatal truck accident in Atlanta. The three victims have since been identified. 

Fulton County officials confirmed that the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-85 around the area of the Buford Highway. Three people were inside a Ford Escape when the driver suddenly collided with a tractor-trailer in the area due to reasons that are not yet known. The Ford was extensively damaged as a result of the crash. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The three victims inside the Ford had to be extricated from their vehicle by fire crews. The three were tragically pronounced dead at the scene. They have since been identified as 26-year-old Mercedes Ammamoo, 29-year-old Alyeshia Walton, and 36-year-old Shavon McDavid. 

The roadway was blocked in all lanes for an extended period of time following the collision. Those traveling in the area were urged to find an alternate route until the scene was cleared. 

No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. 

Truck Accidents in Georgia

Tractor-trailer collisions are known for being some of the most tragic and devastating accidents on our roads in Georgia. This is due to the fact that trucks are tens of thousands of times larger than other vehicles that navigate our roads. Every year, many lives are lost as a result of truck accidents in the state of Georgia. In fact, on average, approximately 180 to 230 people are killed in these catastrophic accidents in Georgia. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a fatal crash, you should have the dedicated help of an attorney on your side as you move forward. 

Truck accidents can happen anywhere but our major highways are some of the most common areas. If you have lost someone you love in one of these accidents, it is vital that you speak with a skilled Atlanta truck accident lawyer who can help you every step of the way after an accident. An attorney can help you gain a better understanding of truck accident laws that could play a role in your claim. On top of this, they can help you identify all parties who played a role in your collision so that you can move forward with a claim. Speaking with an Atlanta wrongful death attorney can put you on the right path toward results after a fatal truck crash. 

Atlanta Truck Accident Attorneys

At Monge & Associates, our attorneys are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident. If you have lost someone close to you in one of these collisions, we will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the Georgia legal system. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, including the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering

We are here for you every step of the way during these difficult times. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Atlantaat (678) 832-0585 to find out how we can help you in your time of need. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.