GSP investigating fiery fatal two-vehicle crash on Highway 48 in Chattooga County
Updated: May 6, 2019
Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Ga. 48 in Chattooga County. The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. It was determined in the initial investigation that a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling east on Ga. 48. A 2014 Toyota Sienna was traveling west.
The Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by a 16-year-old male, traveled across the center line and struck the Toyota head-on. After impact, both vehicles sustained fire damage. Bystanders who came upon the crash were able to pull a male juvenile away from the Toyota. The male driver of the Chevrolet was also pulled from the wreckage. Both were transported to local hospitals. In the Toyota, 41-year-old Christian Park (driver), 35-year-old Julia Park, and a small male child were found deceased. The Georgia State Patrol is in the early stages of the investigation, and no other details will be released at this time.
Previous: Three people have been confirmed dead following a fiery head-on crash Saturday night on Highway 48 going up the mountain toward Cloudland. Officials say both vehicles were from Alabama and that a total of 5 people were injured, 3 fatally. There were a total of four people in one vehicle and one in the other vehicle. A passerby was able to pull a child from one of the vehicles, along with the driver of the other vehicle, they both were transported to an area hospital by Redmond EMS. Both vehicles engulfed in flames and were severely burned. Officials were in contact with Alabama Law Enforcement throughout the night trying to help identify potential family members. Due to this officials say they will not be able to release any names or other information. Highway 48 going up Cloudland Mountain is completely shutdown at James Town Road and will be for some time while Georgia State Patrol investigates a fatal two vehicle crash. The crash occurred around 10:30P.M. Saturday night. When officials arrived on scene they advised both vehicles were fully engulfed in flames. Details are very limited at this time. We will have further information once it is released.