October 21, 2011 - DeKalb County, Ga. - An early morning accident left a man in fatal condition on Wednesday, October 19.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the accident occurred at around 5 a.m. on U.S. 78 near Brockett Road. A 2000 Toyota 4Runner was driving on the road when its driver lost control of the vehicle. The 4Runner then slid off of the road and crashed into a tree.
The male driver of the 4Runner was fatally injured in the accident and he was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities.
The driver's identity has not been released, although, officials do indicate that he was 47 years old.
No additional vehicles were associated with this accident and there were no other passengers in the vehicle. Other injuries or fatalities have not been brought forth in connection with this accident.
The cause of the accident remains to be determined. Police said that a primary factor in the accident may have been wet pavement.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics, there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.
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