On Monday, we posted about an accident in Georgia that left a man dead and his two children dead after a tractor-trailer overturned while they were in the back seat.
As we pointed out at the time, this was an accident caused by an oncoming tractor-tracked car, not the driver of the truck.
Now, the state of Georgia is looking into the incident and we’re reporting on what we’ve learned.
In a press release, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is claiming that the driver was driving at a speed of 50 to 55 miles per hour in a 40-mph zone when he hit the rear of the vehicle, killing the child in the process.
The GDOT also said that the tractor-tractor driver’s name was not released, but that his driver’s license was suspended for one year and that he was fined $200.
What we do know is that the father was an electrician and the two children were aged four and seven.
As of Monday morning, GDOT said that there had been no fatalities or serious injuries related to the accident.
“We are looking into this and we will continue to work closely with the state and local law enforcement agencies to identify and pursue any potential criminal charges,” GDOT spokesman Mark Trombley told The Verge.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased.”
According to GDOT, the driver did not have a valid driver’s permit.
Trombley did not respond to a request for comment on the Georgia death toll.
GDOT said the state is investigating the cause of the accident and is looking at all available information to determine what happened.