A motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles in Gwinnett County, Georgia early Friday morning, January 24, 2020, caused the death of two people.
As reported by Fox5Atlanta.com, the accident happened “on Interstate 85 southbound just south of the Lawrenceville-Suwanne Road exit.”
According to the report, “[o]fficers were called to the scene around 2 a.m. Friday morning and found two commercial trucks and two vehicles involved in the wreck.”
WSBtv.com is reporting, “[t]he drivers of both tractor-trailers, 63-year-old Robert Kent and 50-year-old Raymond Samuel, are confirmed to be dead.”
According to the report, one driver was “placed under arrest and taken to the Gwinnett County Jail. She has been charged with homicide by vehicle, failure to maintain lane and too fast for conditions..”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
As the details of this accident continue to develop, and dependent upon a finding of fault, the family of the Robert Kent and Raymond Samuel may elect to file civil claims seeking substantial compensation for their loss. The Murray Law Firm has had extensive and successful experience representing victims of vehicle claims in Georgia, and the legal team at the firm suggests that the family of the Robert Kent and Raymond Samuel should retain a law firm without delay to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation and the preservation of any and all evidence. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before this evidence is damaged or destroyed.
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