Winnie Anne Wright
January 14, 2014
Tifton, GA - The Georgia State Patrol has confirmed that one person was killed and two others were injured Tuesday morning in a multi-car pileup on I-75 North. It occurred between Exit 63 and U.S. Highway 41. All four lanes of I-75 Northbound were closed, leaving traffic backed up for miles as crews worked to clean up the accident. Three cars were involved in the crash, a FedEx truck, a Toyota Prius, and a GMC Envoy. Investigators are still working to figure out how the accident unfolded.
"The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a crash that happened at 65 Northbound. Traffic was stopped for that crash. For unknown reasons, the GMC Envoy failed to stop in time to avoid collision. It struck the rear of one vehicle, which struck another vehicle", says Officer Robertson, with GSP.
Georgia State Patrol has not released the names of the victims, but says the two that were injured are currently under medical care. This is the 4th fatal accident in Georgia on I-75 this year. All lanes of traffic have since been reopened. The Georgia Department of Transportation says it took 3.5 hours to clean up the accident, but projected it would take much longer.