Two people died this morning when a wrong-way driver collided head on with another vehicle on Ga. 400, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Frampere Ingle caused the accident by driving southbound in the northbound lanes, authorities say. Ingle and the driver of the other vehicle were killed. Police believe that 24-year-old Ingle may have been intoxicated at the time of the accident. What else could explain driving in the wrong direction?
Ingle entered Ga. 400 on Lenox Road, police said. She then drove reportedly southbound in the northbound lane, before colliding head on with another car.
The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene, according to authorities. Police haven't yet released the driver's name. Ingle was taken to Grady Memorial where she later died.
A passenger in Ingle's car was seriously injured in the crash and transported to the hospital in critical condition, according to authorities. Police said that neither Ingle nor her passenger were wearing their seat belts, writes the Journal-Constitution.
Police believe that Ingle was impaired at the time of the crash. "It appears alcohol may have been a factor in this accident," Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said. If Ingle had survived the crash, she'd likely be charged with vehicular homicide.
People who kill others while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are often charged with vehicular homicide in Georgia. Had Ingle been convicted, she would've spent anywhere from 3 to 15 years in prison.
Frampere Ingle's accident shut down all northbound lanes of Ga. 400 for over three hours. Police are still trying to notify the relatives of Ingle's victim.
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