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Police: Driver dies from injuries after wrecking into Decatur Animal Services

The driver, 69-year-old Maurice Petty, died from his injuries at a Decatur hospital.

Posted: Sep 30, 2019 4:53 PM
Updated: Oct 2, 2019 4:17 PM

UPDATE: Emme Long, Decatur Police Department spokesperson, said Wednesday that it is believed Maurice Petty suffered a medical emergency before the crash. She said the investigation is ongoing.

From earlier:

Police say the driver in a crash Sunday night at Decatur Animal Services has died.

Decatur police, Decatur Fire & Rescue and First Response EMS responded to 300A Beltline Rd SW on Sunday at approximately 7:08 p.m. after a Chevy Silverado crashed into the Decatur Animal Services building.

According to police, the investigation showed the truck was travelling northbound on Central Parkway SW and hit the curb, causing the vehicle to crash into the Animal Services building.

The driver was later identified as 69-year-old Maurice Petty. He was taken to Decatur Morgan Hospital's Parkway Campus, where he died from his injuries.

An investigation is still ongoing.

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