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UPDATE: Driver Killed on 575 in Sunday Afternoon Accident Identified

The driver was the only person involved in the accident that occurred between Canton and Ball Ground.

CORRECTION (2:30 p.m., Tuesday): According to Luca Garovi's adopted mother, he was a resident of Peoria, AZ and not California. Garovi was working with the Swiss embassy in Atlanta at the time of his death. Garovi was originally from Bern, Switzerland.

UPDATE (11:40 a.m.): The Georgia State Patrol has identified the driver of the gold Ford Explorer as 28-year-old Luca Garovi of Orcutt, CA. 

ORIGINAL STORY: The driver of a Ford Explorer was killed on Interstate 575 northbound between Canton and Ball Ground in a single-vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon, authorities say.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the Explorer left the right side of the roadway at Bethany Road and struck a bridge pillar, killing the driver.

The Georgia State Patrol has yet to contact the driver's next of kin, who are currently out of the country. Once the driver's relatives are identified, authorities say they will release the name of the driver. According to the Georgia State Patrol, identification could be made as soon as Monday.

HollyW March 11, 2013 at 02:22 PM
what color was the explorer?
Justin Ove March 11, 2013 at 03:38 PM
Holly, The Explorer was gold. I will be updating this article shortly with the identity of the driver. Best, Justin
mary k neff March 14, 2013 at 03:50 PM
this was my second cousin, I never had an opportunity to meet him, My heart goes out to all of his Friends and Family.
Patricia Saye March 20, 2013 at 02:40 AM
My prayers goes out for this whole entire family,and May God be with you'll

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