U.S. Marine killed, wife critically injured in head-on crash with pickup truck

Legal News for Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys. A U.S. Marine, who had just returned from Iraq and was on his way home, was killed in a head-on collision.

Georgia personal injury attorney alerts- A crash involving a pickup truck left a U.S. Marine and his wife with fatal and critical injuries, sequentially.

Cobb County, GA—Charges are expected to be filed against a wrong-way driver whose pickup truck became involved in a tragic head-on collision Saturday, March 13, 2010. A 21-year-old U.S. Marine was returning home from a tour of duty in Iraq when the two-vehicle crash occurred. The Marine was sadly killed while his wife was in critical condition after the accident, according to information provided by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Cobb County Police Department officials reported Bruce Joseph Quayle, 71, headed east in the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 in a 2008 Chevy Silverado pickup truck. Quayle’s vehicle allegedly traveled down the wrong lane of the roadway from Douglas County to Cobb County, eventually crashing into the front of a 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage, driven by Lance Cpl. Gregory M. Suedmeyer, at approximately 5 p.m.

Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel seemingly responded to the scene of the violent motor vehicle collision (MVC) to transport those injured in the wreck to area hospitals to be treated by doctors and nurses. Gregory Suedmeyer was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital roughly two hours after the incident. Katelyn Suedmeyer, 19, Gregory’s wife and a passenger in the Mitsubishi, was flown to Atlanta Medical Center via medical helicopter where she was in critical but stable condition. Quayle was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he remains in stable condition as of today. A dog was in the Suedmeyer’s car when it crashed, causing it to suffer fatal injuries as well. Investigations continue.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers.