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Car crash results in fatality on I-285

7:10 PM, Aug 3, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- A traffic accident involving a car and a tractor trailer on I-285 Saturday morning has resulted in a fatality.

Gerald D. Wallace, 36, was killed when his car struck a tractor trailer that had slowed down due to a car bumper obstructing the roadway.

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According to police reports, the bumper was dislodged from 45-year-old Ruben Vega's vehicle, who struck the retaining wall just prior to this accident. The driver of the tractor trailer truck slowed to a near stop at which time he was hit by Wallace.

According to witnesses, Wallace's vehicle was traveling at high speeds at the time of impact.

Ruben Vega has been charged with a lane violation and 2nd Degree Vehicular Homicide. The driver of the tractor trailer truck was not charged.

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