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July 16, 2022

Loganville, GA – Shawnette Dews Killed in Fatal Head-on Crash on SR-81

Loganville, GA (July 16, 2022) – Around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, July 14, a woman was killed in a fatal head-on collision in Loganville. 

According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened on SR-81 around the area of Bullock Bridge Road. Police confirmed that a Dodge Ram and a Nissan Maxima were traveling in the area. The Dodge Ram was traveling along when the driver suddenly crossed the double yellow line and struck the other vehicle head-on. This caused the Maxima to travel off the side of the road, where it struck a tree and came to a stop. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Dodge Ram, identified as a 17-year-old male, was injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the Maxima, identified as 48-year-old Shawnette Dews, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. 

The roadway was blocked near the intersection for an extended period of time. Police confirmed that the teen will be charged for his role in the accident. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident. 

Fatal Accidents in Georgia

Car accidents happen every hour of the day in Georgia, some of which are minor and others that are incredibly severe in nature. In fact, lives are lost every year as a result of fatal accidents within the state. In just 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 1,730 people were killed in fatal car accidents throughout the state of Georgia. In just one recent year’s time, only 2% of car accidents are deemed head-on collisions, with approximately 10% of these accidents leading to fatalities. If you have sustained the dreadful reality of a fatal accident and wonder where you can turn, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

Losing somebody closest to you in a fatal accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. You may be left with questions that you can only answer with the help of a Loganville car accident attorney. Facing a wrongful death claim can be a difficult matter, as these claims are known for being highly complex in nature. If you have lost someone you love in an accident, you should be aware of your options. Speaking with a Loganville wrongful death attorney is imperative during these challenging times. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys are here for you after you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident. We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a fatal car accident entirely on your own. We are here to help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects, including the following: 

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income and future lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Burial costs

We are here to help you and your family during these challenging times. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Loganville at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options you have at this time. 

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.