Friday, July 11 2014, 06:45 PM EDT
Accident Kills Two on I-24 Near GA State Line
Two people died in a Friday morning crash on Interstate 24, near the GA/TN border. Several people stopped their cars on and ran to help people involved in a deadly accident.
"I could see people stopping on the other side of the road and running across to help," said a man who was just behind the accident.
"I just slung my car over, put it in park, called 911 and took off running," said Misty Nunley, a medical assistant in Chattanooga who ran towards the chaos.
"I try not to think about it," said Nunley, ""that's something I'm going to have to see and live with in the back of my mind."
"At this time, we have two confirmed fatalities and two more people taken to the hospital with injuries," said Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross.
Investigators say a woman from Wisconsin was heading West on Interstate 24 near the Wildwood exit when she crossed the median. Her car turned sideways and she collided with another car in the Eastbound lanes.
"That impact actually caved in that door to the center console all the way into the center of the vehicle," said Tommy Sturdivant with the Georgia State Patrol.
The woman's Ford Mustang then rotated, and hit two other cars, causing one to flip.
"I would expect interstate speeds for the impact," said Sturdivant
There were four cars involved, with one person in each. They were all women. Police don't know what caused the mustang to cross the median, but they did say this.
"I can tell you this, whenever the body of the decedent in the mustang was being removed, they had their cell phone in their hand," said Sturdivant.
While police say a loss of life is always devastating, Sturdivant was encouraged by all the witnesses who went to help.
"I think it's a credit to those people to stay around and tell us what they did and what they'd seen," said Sturdivant.
Nunley says she is praying for everyone involved.
"It's just the way I am and what I had to do," she said, "I'm not just going to leave somebody because I have to get to work."
One person taken to the hospital is in serious condition. The other had minor injuries.
We'll be sure to update you on their condition as soon as that information is available.
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By: Drew Bollea