Friday, August 24, 2012

Kelly Stevens injured in GA 400 crash.


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A popular Atlanta radio host was injured and a young woman was killed in a wreck that virtually shut down southbound GA 400 Friday morning.

11Alive confirmed with B98.5 FM's Vikki Locke that her co-host, Kelly Stevens, was injured when he was hit by a wrong-way driver just after getting onto 400 at Roberts Drive at around 3:30 a.m.

The wrong-way driver was identified as 22-year-old Carlyn Royball of Alpharetta. She died at the scene.

Sandy Springs Police spokesman Steve Rose said both Stevens' SUV and Royball's car overturned.

Stevens suffered a broken leg, broken arm, and cuts and bruises. He is being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital.

The accident closed all but the righthand emergency lane of southbound GA 400 for more than two hours overnight.

All lanes reopened shortly before 6 a.m.


Anonymous said...

I wish GDOT would do something to make the side-by-side entrance/exit ramps safer. It's too easy for someone to turn into an exit ramp, thinking they're on an entrance ramp.

Anonymous said...

I think they should take the money collected from the GA 400 toll and use it to place grates on the ramps. Whereas if someone were to enter the off ramp the grates would blow out all four tires. That would save lives and the "drunk driver" would be apprehended saving police hours and revenues are collected for the city/county as well as sales for new tires.