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Witness to fatal crash on I-75 speaks only to CBS Atlanta

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Charles Fredrikson was on his way home to Florida from Ohio, when he saw an accident unfold right in front of his eyes on Interstate 75 in Henry County.

"All you could see is just things flying everywhere. I saw a gold-looking SUV go from the center lane abruptly into the left lane. It looked like they went off the road and tried to come back in, and the next thing I know, cars were spinning around," said Fredrikson. "And people flying out of the vehicle."

Fredrikson said he quickly got out of his car to see where he could help.

"There were two ladies on the northbound side, probably 75 yards away from the SUV. The other was probably 100 yards away in the grass," said Fredrikson.

"Out in the center of the road, there was a baby laying face down," Fredrikson said.

Fredrikson said cars on both sides of I-75 stopped to help.

"They walked over to the 14-year-old and immediately put her down, and I got a picture of a guy with a hand over his face, because it was pretty nasty," Fredrikson said.

He said one of the good Samaritans who stood out was a FedEx driver, who stopped to help a 2-month-old boy.

"His wife jumps out the truck and they brought the baby over to our vehicle, and we got some wet wipes out and we cleaned the baby up. Once the baby was cleaned up, I took a picture of it, you could see the cut on its right hand, and there were some bruises on its legs," said Fredrikson.

He said the FedEx driver took the baby to a waiting ambulance. Late Wednesday afternoon, Henry County police released the incident report connected to the accident. It said the driver of the SUV, Charnesia Goldware, was at fault.

"This child was just laying face down in the stinking road. If a baby is in a car seat correctly, and strapped in a car seat correctly, that is not going to happen like that," Fredrikson said.

The 2-month-old twins ejected in that crash suffered severe head injuries, one remains in the hospital. The other passengers have all been treated and released for their injuries. Authorities said the case against Goldware will be presented to a grand jury within six weeks.

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