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Pregnant woman, one other confirmed dead in I-75 S crash

The Georgia Department of Transportation says a triple fatal crash happened on I-75 South in...
The Georgia Department of Transportation says a triple fatal crash happened on I-75 South in Lowndes County Thursday morning, near exit 2.(WALB)
Published: Mar. 25, 2021 at 9:36 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 25, 2021 at 1:14 PM EDT
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LAKE PARK, Ga. (WALB) - A pregnant woman and another victim were killed after a crash on southbound I-75 in Lowndes County Thursday around 7 a.m., according to Georgia State Patrol (GSP).

Originally, WALB was told there were three fatalities but after further investigation, GSP said there are two confirmed fatalities.

GSP said a preliminary investigation shows that a tractor-trailer was stopped in the travel lanes of I-75 South, possibly because of a mechanical failure. A second tractor-trailer was stopped behind it.

A trooper said a third tractor-trailer rear-ended the second one and pushed it forward into the first one.

The third one caught on fire and all south lanes of I-75 were shut down.

This is still an active scene and the crash is still under investigation.

The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is assisting in the investigation. The lanes are still being cleaned from debris.

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Posted by Georgia DOT - Southwest on Thursday, March 25, 2021

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