One dead, one injured in wreck at Hwy. 74/Aberdeen Pkwy.
Update: 5 p.m., Feb. 9 — Preliminary information supplied by the Peachtree City Police Dept. indicates that an East Point man, 37-year-old Thomas McGhee, was killed in the traffic accident that occurred Wednesday at approximately 8:10 a.m. at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Aberdeen Parkway.
Department spokesperson Mark Brown said McGhee at the time of the accident was traveling southbound on Ga. Highway 74. McGhee was pronounced dead at the scene, Brown said.
Brown said 38-year-old Michelle Lewis, of Forest Park, was transported to Atlanta Medical Center and is listed in stable condition. Lewis was traveling southbound in her vehicle at the time of the accident, Brown said.
Additional preliminary information pertaining to the accident indicated that two other vehicles were somehow involved. Brown said that, at the time of the accident, 52-year-old Tyrone resident Arthur Davison was traveling southbound on Hwy. 74 and was preparing to turn left onto Aberdeen Parkway.
Brown said 40-year-old Dawsonville resident Gene Samples was also traveling northbound on Hwy. 74.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the department’s Community Response Team, who specializes in collision reconstruction, said Brown.
Reports of very lengthy traffic back-ups by area residents continued through much of the day as law enforcement officers and others worked to continue the investigation.
Update: 4:30 p.m. - Very preliminary information supplied by Peachtree City Police indicate that three or more vehicles were involved in the Thursday morning crash at Aberdeen Parkway and Ga. Highway 74. It is believed that one person died as a result of the crash.
Additional details are expected later today.
Information is not yet available on a Thursday morning wreck in Peachtree City on Ga. Highway 74 at Aberdeen Parkway involving a truck and two vehicles. The traffic accident effectively shut down northbound and southbound traffic on Hwy. 74 for several hours.