FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Video: Georgia Officer Heading Home from Shift Killed in Wrong-Way Crash

September 21, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Georgia Officer Heading Home from Shift Killed in Wrong-Way Crash

A DeKalb County (Ga.) police officer is dead and two other people are in critical condition after a weekend crash involving a wrong-way driver in South Fulton County.

The officer, Kevin Toatley, was a seven-year veteran of the department.

Toatley was driving home 12:30 a.m. Saturday when police say he was hit head-on by a SUV going the wrong way on the freeway.

Toatley's patrol car burst into flames, WSB TV reports.

The SUV driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition and one of the passengers was critically injured.

Investigators say the woman driving the SUV was from out of town. She was reportedly not under the influence of alcohol, but she could still face charges.


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

Leonard Mather @ 9/21/2015 5:52 PM

I retired to the Atlanta area from Falls Church, VA after residing in DC and Falls Church a total of 41 years. Initially, I thought the DC/Northern VA area was challenging for driving. Since being in the Atlanta area since 2009, I have concluded otherwise. Going in the wrong direction on the freeway is NOT a rarity in Atlanta. Wrong-Way Crashes have a high tally in this area.

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/22/2015 10:04 PM

This is happening a lot all over the country and not all are alcohol related. Somebody should study this problem because its becoming more dire each year. My deepest condolences to Officer Toatley's family.

plato's playdough @ 9/26/2015 7:03 PM

When the sign says Wrong Way and you can't read it, what does that suggest?

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Minneapolis Officers Must Turn On Body Cameras for Any Call
Minneapolis police officers must turn on their body cameras when responding to any call,...
Baltimore PD Rebuilds Operations Units, Redeploys More Than 150 Officers
After dismantling special operations units throughout the Baltimore Police Department four...
NYPD Officer's Daughter Is Born Three Years After His Death
NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu was ambushed and fatally shot in 2014. Tuesday, two-and-a-half...
Video: NJ Authorities Release Footage of Deadly 2014 Shootout Between Suspect, 7 Officers
Dash cam footage released Monday shows seven Atlantic City, NJ, and Pleasantville, NJ,...
Video: MS Officer Fatally Shoots Man while Serving Warrant at Wrong Address
Southhaven, MS, police officers were at the wrong address when they fatally shot a man in...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine