Just the other day, a wrong way driver slammed into a Camp Lejuene based marine and killed him on Interstate 20 just outside of Austell, Georgia. The marine, Lance Corporal Gregory M Suedmeyer, 21, died shortly after the wreck at the hospital. Corporal Suedmeyer’s wife, Katelyn, was a passenger in their Mitsubishi and she is barely holding on to her life from sustained injuries.

For Prior articles I have posted relating to wrong way car accident/injuries and deaths, see:

Merchants of Interstate Death or Injury: Wrong Way Drivers-Usually …

Wrong Way Driver On I-295 Kills Norfolk Man

On Wrong Way Drivers Causing Deaths: Civil Suits Available Even If No Criminal Charge Filed

According to authorities, 71 year old Bruce Joseph Quayle was driving a Chevy Silverado eastbound in the westbound lane of I-20 close to Six Flags amusement park when his truck struck the Mitsibushi Mirage head-on. Although Quayle was listed in stable condition, Ms Suedemeyer had to be immediately transported by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center for serious, if not critical injuries. The accident is still under investigation and Quayle has yeto be charged for his wrong way driving crash.

I do not personally know the Suedmeyers, but our prayers are with the family tonight as young Katilyn holds onto her life.  We hope that she pulls through this horrific accident and her tragic loss. As a personal injury lawyer we are well aware of the the impersonal and brutally high statistics of death by motor vehicle crashes. Tragic as this wrong-way crash is death tolls reach close to 43,000 lives per year for drivers and passengers in a motor vehicle in the United States.