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Two-vehicle wreck on I-75 claims the life of a Florida man

Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023–12:24 p.m.


One person was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on New Year’s Eve morning on I-75 near Emerson in Bartow County.

According to the Georgia State Patrol:

A Ford F-250 pulling a camper was parked on the shoulder of the #285 southbound entrance ramp. The driver was outside his truck, checking on the camper when a GMC truck traveled onto the right shoulder, striking the left side of the camper, the driver, and the F-250.

After impact, the GMC continued traveling south, traveling over the median on Red Top Mountain Road before coming to a stop on the left shoulder entrance ramp.

The driver of the Ford, 56-year-old William Riley of Tallahassee, Florida was killed.  

The driver of the GMC was placed under arrest for DUI and other related traffic charges.