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UPDATED: Alpharetta Ends Request for Leads on Second Car in Wreck

Alpharetta police need witnesses to help them in their investigation into the wreck at Westside Parkway and Hembree Road that left a driver in serious condition.

Alpharetta police are investigating a wreck at the intersection of Westside Parkway and Hembree Road that happened Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Credit: Alpharetta Department of Public Safety
Alpharetta police are investigating a wreck at the intersection of Westside Parkway and Hembree Road that happened Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Credit: Alpharetta Department of Public Safety

UPDATED: The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has ended its request for assistance from the public on a possible second vehicle in the accident on Jan. 24.

A motorist remains in very serious condition at North Fulton Hospital after a one-vehicle accident at Westside Parkway and Hembree Road and Alpharetta police are investigating the possibility of a drag race or impact with a second vehicle.

Alpharetta police and fire units responded to a serious one-vehicle accident on Friday, Jan. 24 at 6:31 p.m. at the intersection of Westside Parkway and Hembree Road, said George Gordon, Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman, in a release early on Saturday.

Officers responding to the scene discovered a man who had been ejected from the 1997 beige Lincoln Mark VIII after the car left the roadway and struck a tree. The initial investigation by Alpharetta traffic specialist indicates the Lincoln Mark VIII may have been traveling at a very high rate of speed and that a second vehicle may have been involved.

An investigation is underway to determine if a second vehicle was involved, if another vehicle might have collided with the victim's car, or if it was involved in drag racing.

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is seeking witnesses to the crash, any type of drag racing event or if a possible second vehicle was involved in the crash event early Friday evening at or near the intersection. Possible witnesses are asked to contact Officer Swerdlove at 678-297-6367.

No further details are available as the accident investigation continues.

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