A 13-year-old girl was killed and her grandmother seriously injured in a collision on I-20 in Douglasville Sunday afternoon.
On Monday, the Douglas County Coroner identified the girl as Brooke Black.
Brooke and her grandparents, who had legal custody of the teen, had been shopping in Atlanta. They were on their way back home to Arab, Ala. around 4 p.m. when they were involved in the wreck, which shut down the westbound lanes of I-20 for almost four hours, according to Douglasville police.
Investigators said Brooke’s grandmother, Mrs. Candace Garrison, 50, was driving a Chevy Blazer when the collision happened just west of Ga. 92.
"Reports indicate the Chevrolet Blazer was traveling westbound on I-20 in the far left lane when it suddenly swerved, began a side-over-side tumbling path and crossed over into the two additional lanes of west bound traffic," Capt. Darren Shaw said in news release.
The Chevy collided with a second vehicle, a smaller SUV with three occupants.
“We’re not sure how the vehicles collided, but at some point of time one did land on the other,” Capt. Shaw said.
When officers arrived both vehicles were on their sides, he said.
Mrs. Garrison was flown to the Atlanta Medical Center and her husband, Mr. Kevin Garrison, 49, escaped with minor injuries, officials said.
The three occupants in the second vehicle escaped with minor injuries, Capt. Shaw said.
So far, no charges have been filed at this time and the investigation is continuing, police said.
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