Former Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin has been hospitalized at Habersham Medical Center in north Georgia after a car accident. Londa Irvin Wilson, the commissioner's daughter, said Wednesday her 81-year-old father was making good progress since the accident last Thursday.
A 17-year-old driver from Kennesaw has died a day after a highway collision that injured Democratic gubernatorial nominee Roy Barnes' daughter and her two daughters. Cobb County police say the accident near Marietta occurred on Sunday when a Porsche crossed the center line and swerved, striking a minivan carrying Alison Barnes Salter and her daughters. An Atlanta Medical Center spokesman said Mario D. Zuniga, the driver of the Porsche, died Monday at the hospital.