Two dead after head-on collision in Johns Creek
December 16, 2009
JOHNS CREEK - Two people, including a 41-year-old mother, were killed Dec. 11 in a head-on collision on State Bridge Road in Johns Creek.
Authorities said the dead woman, Kelly Robertson of Alpharetta, was driving her Ford Expedition westbound on State Bridge Road with her 12-year-old son in the back seat when 62-year-old Raymond Myrand hit her head-on in a Ford Explorer near the entrance of the Cameron Forest subdivision at about 1:30 p.m.
Police said Myrand was driving on the wrong side of the road. It is unknown why, and sources said results from the autopsy and toxicology screening could take weeks.
A fire broke out as a result of the crash, which Johns Creek firefighters had to put out before they could cut all three people from the
Myrand died at the scene, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office. Robertson was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she died the next day as a result of her injuries, said county officials.
Robertson's son was airlifted to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital in critical condition, said authorities, and at press time had not succumbed to his injuries, according to the Medical Examiner's Office.
Rosemary Taylor, a spokeswoman for the Johns Creek Police Department, said traffic was closed on State Bridge Road for three hours as crews tried to clean up the accident scene.
Traffic was routed through the Morton Road loop, said Taylor.