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2 killed in Georgia 400 wrong-way crash identified

Video from a truck driver at the scene shows a car driving in the wrong direction and the impact of the accident.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Editor's note: Police have cleared Lider Damis of any wrongdoing in this crash. They now list Robinson as being at fault.

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Sandy Springs Police released the names of the two killed in the wrong-way crash along Georgia 400. Officers said 32-year-old Damis Lider, of Clarkston and 24-year-old Zoe Robinson, of Sandy Springs, died from their injures.

The accident happened before 6 a.m. along the southbound lanes near Riverside Road and mile marker 14 on Sunday morning. 

Police said Lider was driving a blue 2015 Hyundai Sonata when he entered Georgia 400 south from Abernathy Road and drove the wrong way on the highway. Lider then struck Robinson's vehicle in a head-on collision, they said.

Truck driver, Denis Bailey was getting off Interstate 285 to go onto Georgia 400 when he first noticed a car going in the wrong direction on the other side of the highway.

"I started following the car because I wanted to get his/her attention and I could not catch up because the car was going very fast," said Bailey.

Bailey was unable to see the head-on collision between the two cars; by the time he caught up to the scene, he pulled over into the left side of three-lane traffic and saw debris and smoke.

Bailey also provided 11Alive with videos of the incident and of the aftermath. The video shows a car going in the wrong direction on Georgia 400 and then cuts to the scene of the accident which shows the impact of the head-on collision. It shows a car with heavy damage being examined by first responders before moving to show a second car with heavy damage on its right side.

As he pulled over to check on everyone, Bailey said a gentleman was at the scene trying to help those inside the car and police came quickly after. 

“The way the police officer responded, they actually got to the scene very fast in two minutes, so there were probably 10 police officers at the scene," he said. "And they worked ... together trying to help the lady in the silver car. They tried to save her."

A spokesperson with the Roswell Police Department said emergency responders tried to perform lifesaving measures on one of the drivers, but they were pronounced dead on the scene. The other driver died at the scene. There were no passengers in either car.


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