Police: Driver dies after colliding with unlicensed teen
SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Monday morning traffic accident involving an unlicensed teenage driver has killed one person, South Fulton Police said.
The accident took place on Flat Shoals Road and Guilford Lane, west of Old National Highway.
Police told FOX 5's Aungelique Proctor the driver of a pickup truck collided with the SUV driven by the unlicensed 15-year-old female as both vehicles approached Guilford Lane.
The pickup driver died at the scene, police said.
Curtis Collins lives in front of the intersection. He heard the crash and ran to the scene.
"He was trapped and they were using the jaws of life to try and free him. Then at some point, they stopped and you knew he was gone," Collins said.
Medics took the teen driver to Grady Memorial Hospital for observation.
Video from SKYFOX 5 showed the yellow pickup truck with landscaping equipment on the back trailer on its side, and a white Chrysler SUV with heavy front end damage and its airbag deployed.
Police said the unlicensed teen was traveling eastbound while the Clayton County man was traveling westbound. Investigators are trying to determine why the two collided. Investigators said they are looking into whether distracted driving played a role in the collision.
Shortly after noon, police and fire units blocked Flat Shoals Road as they investigated the collision for 3 hours.
Police did not immediately release the names of the drivers.
The Georgia State Patrol Reconstruction Team was asked to assist the South Fulton Police Department on the case.