Gregory Suedmeyer killed, wife Katelyn injured
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The tragedy of a young Marine Lance Corporal Gregory Suedmeyer’s ironic death in Atlanta was reported on the front page of the Huntsville Times this morning.
Twenty-one year old Gregory Suedmeyer died at 5PM EST at Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital, two hours after a head-on collision on westbound I-20 with 71-year old Bruce Joseph Quayle of Villa Rica, GA.
Suedmeyer was returning to Huntsville after a tour of duty in Iraq, and was a member of the 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Sudemeyer’s nineteen year old wife Katelyn was critically injured, and was flown to Atlanta Medical Center. The family dog was also killed in the wreck.
Police, law enforcement and other area authorities had been notified numerous times that Mr. Quayle was driving eastbound in the westbound lane, but failed to respond until after the collision.
Mr. Quayle is in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Douglas County 911 authorities received numerous calls about Quayle driving in the wrong direction, whom drove at least a mile on I-20, and across the Douglas/Cobb county line, when his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado collided with Sudemeyer’s 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage near the Lee Road intersection near Six Flags. Cobb County police spokesman Officer Joe Hernandez said an investigation is underway.
God bless you and your families, Gregory & Katelyn Suedmeyer.
God bless you and your family, Mr. Quayle.