Driver killed in East West Connector crash identified
by Lindsay Field
February 14, 2013 09:19 AM | 4692 views | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

An Austell man died after suffering some type of medical distress prior to running off the roadway near the East-West Connector and Fontaine Road in Smyrna after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

According to a release from Cobb Police, Nelson Villavicencio, 67, was driving his white 2001 Hyundai Elantra westbound on the East-West Connector and after passing through the Fontaine Road intersection, he drove off the road and into the grass shoulder.

The car eventually came to stop after hitting trees on the northern edge of the grass shoulder.

Villavicencio was taken by ambulance to WellStar South Cobb Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators suspect that Villavicencio may have experienced some type of medical distress prior to the collision. The Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office is expected to conduct an autopsy.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call (770) 499-3987.

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February 17, 2013
Nelson was a great man, he always kept me smiling. May you rest in peacr!
February 15, 2013
Nelson's middle name was perhaps Isaac and we perhaps all think we are Abraham behind the wheel, but our God will never say "hang on a second I was only testing you." No, our God, the automobile, kills indiscriminately.

However, He provides for some nice conveniences and time saving, so it's worth it. Never mind the costs we all pay. We keep the engine running with our car gods!

Have we tried a Virgin Crash Program where we intentionally crash a virgin into a wall going 80mph to see if some Extra Virgin Blood and Oil sacrifice will keep more of us alive longer through deity appeasement? I don't think we have tried this explicitly. Let's try!!!!
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