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Two-Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of Tractor Trailer Driver Friday

August 29th, 2020 – 2:15 PM

WBHF Radio – 

On Friday, August 28, at approximately  4:50 p.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred on I-75 SB MM 293.

According to Georgia State Patrol reports, the collision involved a tractor-trailer and a Jeep Cherokee.

The tractor-trailer was in the right southbound lane.

The driver of the Jeep was merging onto I-75 when she lost control of the vehicle.

The Jeep struck the right side of the tractor-trailer which caused it to lose control and strike the bridge rail.

The impact with the bridge caused damage to the tractor-trailer’s fuel tanks, which caused a fire to ignite.

The tractor-trailer and the Jeep came to a final rest on the right shoulder.

The driver of the tractor-trailer succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) is assisting with the investigation.

The report is not complete.