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Tragic Crash Kills Man on Interstate 85 Near Hogansville, Georgia (GA)


July 09, 2020

HOGANSVILLE, GA- Lagrangenews.com writes that a man died in a crash this week on Interstate 85. Reports indicate that the collision involved a large truck. The victim, identified as a 56-year-old man from Fayetteville, was traveling southbound at the time of the incident and collided with a semi-truck.*

According to police, the truck involved in the incident left the crash site. The victim’s car ended up stopped on the roadway. Responders had to extract the man from his car, and when they did so, he was still conscious. Sadly, the man then went into cardiac arrest. The victim was transported to the Piedmont Newman Hospital for treatment, but he passed away a short while later. Traffic in the southbound lanes of the interstate was slow following the collision and was not fully cleared for several hours. The Georgia State Patrol was carrying out the investigation into the crash and stated that they are treating it as a hit-and-run. Officers are requesting that anyone with information about the collision, the truck, or the suspected driver contact the police.

Large trucks are involved in thousands of deadly collisions on American roadways every year. Of course, being involved in a crash with one of these massive vehicles can be devastating simply because of their size and weight. The risk of such incidents is greater in part because trucks also take more time to stop, and also as a result of the fact that drivers are often operating their trucks when they are overly tired. Laws permit truckers to travel for periods of eleven hours straight. After just eight hours, the chances of a driver being in a wreck jump.  

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Sources:

https://www.lagrangenews.com/2020/07/07/fayetteville-man-killed-in-accident-on-i-85-near-hogansville/

https://www.iihs.org/topics/large-trucks

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