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November 7, 2022

Riverdale, GA – Kelvontae Banks Killed in Fatal Crash on Hwy 85 Involving Officer

Riverdale, GA (November 7, 2022) – Around 5 a.m. on the morning of Friday, November 4, a man was killed in an officer-involved crash in Riverdale. 

According to Clayton County officials, the accident happened on Highway 85. Police confirmed that a 24-year-old officer was responding to a police call and headed north. At the same time, a driver in a blue Ford Fiesta was attempting to make a left turn into a KFC restaurant. The officer tried to swerve out of the way in time but ended up colliding with the Ford on its passenger side. The officer’s vehicle left the road and rolled into an empty parking lot, where it then collided with a building. Both vehicles were extensively damaged in the accident. 

Several Riverdale responders, including fire crews and paramedics, were called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Ford, who has been identified as 21-year-old Kelvontae Banks, was taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries. He was tragically pronounced dead while there. His 2-year-old son was in the backseat and was hospitalized with injuries as well. The police officer, who is with the Clayton County Police Department, was allegedly not injured. 

The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene. 

No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the collision continues. 

We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken prematurely in this accident. 

Fatal Accidents in Georgia

Car accidents happen every hour of the day throughout the state of Georgia. Though many of these collisions lead to injuries, hundreds every month take the lives of those involved. In all of 2020, it was reported that 1,730 people were killed in fatal car accidents due to the reckless acts of others in Georgia. Losing someone close to you in a fatal accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. This is why you and your family should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. 

The aftermath of a fatal collision can affect your life in a variety of ways. As you are grieving the immense loss of your loved one, you should speak with a Riverdale car accident lawyer who can help you every step of the way. You should not have to worry about the bills that pile up against you during these times and should let an attorney handle the stressful aspects of your case. You may be left with a wide array of questions following a collision. This is why it is crucial that you speak with a Riverdale wrongful death attorney in your time of need. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to assist you after you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal accident can be on both emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects: 

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income and future lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Riverdale at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for 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.