Deadly Crash Ejects Driver From The Car, Kills Him In A Road Accident In Georgia

Last updated Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

A man lost his life in a violent rollover road accident in Georgia that took place along Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County on October 18, Tuesday afternoon around 3.25 PM.

The accident occurred on I-85 southbound between Steve Reynolds Blvd. and Beaver Ruin Road. The police department in Gwinnett County has reported that a white (or silver) Nissan SUV and a white Honda Accord car were involved in a dangerous rolling dispute down the busy highway.

A man lost his life in a violent rollover road accident in Georgia that took place along Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County on October 18

It caused the two vehicles to collide, leading the car to crash into the median concrete barrier and flip a number of times. Due to the horrific overturn, the driver of the car was ejected from the car. Identified as 40-year-old Earl Griffis IV, he was pronounced dead from traumatic injuries at the scene of the accident.

After Earl’s Honda Accord lost control, the SUV involved in the crash continued to travel southbound and fled the scene. A search is now underway to identify the driver of that SUV.

Traffic in the area was blocked for two hours due to the severity of the accident. The scene was cleared by the rush hour in the afternoon. 

The family of Earl Griffis IV in Gary, Indiana, was informed of the tragic event. Investigations are still underway to determine the cause of the accident.

We offer our deepest condolences to the grieving family for the heartbreaking loss that could have been prevented.

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