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Wrong Way Driver in Atlanta Was Suicidal

It has been announced that a wrong way driver in Atlanta was attempting to commit suicide. According to local reports, the woman has been identified as Patty Ann Cressaty, 67. Police believe the woman was suicidal when she entered Route 400 going the wrong way on Sunday morning.

She crashed her 2009 Porshe into a concrete barrier doing over 100 miles per hour, before the car spun out of control and struck two more vehicle. The vehicle then burst into flames, according to witnesses. She was pulled from the wreckage by witnesses before emergency personnel made it to the scene.

Cressaty and three others were injured in the crash. According to local reports, Cressaty was in critical condition, but awake and talking. She allegedly told doctors at the hospital that she purposely drove against traffic. The condition of the other three individuals hurt in the crash have not been released, but a hospital spokesman noted that Cressaty was the most severely injured patient from the crash.

Christian Broda has learned that the woman has been cited by police for reckless driving, but there is no word on if additional charges will be added. The citations were issues before she admitted to purposely driving against traffic. Information on the extent of her injuries was not released.

Fuel Station Fire Kills Scores in Ghana

A fuel station in the Accra, the capitol of Ghana, exploded today, killing close to 100 people and injuring twice as many. The number of dead and injured is expected to rise as rescue efforts continue. The high number of casualties is a result of heavy rains and flooding which drove a large number of people to seek shelter under the cover of the fuel station. Investigators have not determined that exact cause of the ignition of the fire but a working theory is that someone seeking shelter may have light a cigarette and ignited fumes or loose petrol at the station. Fuel Station Explodes in Ghana Ghana officials report that rescue efforts are hampered by driving rain storms and flooding which is a natural emergency event itself. Police have blocked off the station cite to preserve the scene for the gathering of evidence when the rain subsides. Ghana officials quickly stated that this was not an act of terror and may simply be the result of tragic human error. All of the dead and injured had been brought to handy local hospitals for care and identification. Notification of family members is just beginning and officials have promised to do what is needed to make sure that all family members are notified as to the status of their loved ones. The company that owns the fuel station had no comment and will look into the matter as well, according to officials.