by: Mike Petchenik Updated:
NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Alpharetta police now say a distracted driver on her
cellphone caused a wreck last month on Georgia 400 that claimed the life of a 67-year-old Cumming man.
"It was sad," said Kivlin's neighbor, Waylon Franklin. "It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy."
Franklin told Channel 2's Mike Petchenik he was driving on Georgia
"Always waving and smiling," he said of Kivlin.
Franklin called the incident a "tragedy," but said Kivlin deserves some justice for what happened.
"You're driving a
Ironically, just days after Kivlin's death, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called for an outright ban on
Alpharetta Public Safety Officer George Gordon told Petchenik this wreck underscores the need for people to be careful on the road.
"The heartbreaking thing about this whole thing is we had a totally innocent driver lose his life driving straight in his lane and not doing anything wrong," said Gordon.