Justin and Sarah Loring, both 40, of Kankakee, Illinois, were the victims of a collision with a tractor-trailer in Fort Oglethorpe on Friday.
Their three children, Noah Loring, 14, Liam Loring, 12, and Lexi Loring, 8, were injured when the tractor-trailer ran a red light on Three Notch Road near Battlefield Parkway. The children were taken to a local hospital for treatment and are in stable condition.
The Georgia State Patrol said a Chrysler Pacifica was traveling south on Three Notch Road, attempting to turn left onto Battlefield Parkway heading east. The semi was heading west. After the two vehicles entered the intersection, the Freightliner struck the left side of the Chrysler. After impact, both vehicles came to rest in the westbound lanes.
Joseph Chislom, 47, of Atlanta, was arrested at the scene. It was charged with two counts of second degree vehicular homicide, driving too fast for conditions and failing to obey a traffic light.
Chislom was not injured. He was taken to Catoosa County Jail.
Georgia State Patrol responded to the wreckage at 3:17 p.m.
The children were in stable condition at a local hospital.
The truck driver was heading west at the time of the accident.