Pileup Crash Closes I-20 in DeKalb County, Georgia
DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – October 11, 2018 (11alive.com) A pileup crash shut down Interstate 20 October 11 in DeKalb County, Georgia, and led to the death of one person, according to an online news story from 11alive.com.*
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on October 11, a pileup wreck involving eight vehicles occurred on I-20 East, between the Perimeter and Wesley Chapel. Authorities released few details regarding the circumstances of the crash, but it appears the accident was related to the effects of Hurricane Michael, which was downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved across Georgia.
Six or seven people were injured in the crash and transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. Their current medical conditions are not known. At least one person died in the collision. The victim’s identity has not yet been released.
The crash shut down the interstate for more than six hours. Outbound traffic on I-20 was routed off at Columbia Drive during this time. All lanes reopened around 9 a.m. on October 11. Authorities are still investigating the crash and have not released additional information at this time.
Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach just before 2 p.m. on October 10. It had increased in strength to a Category 4 hurricane before it came ashore, making Michael the strongest storm to ever hit the Florida Panhandle. As Michael moved across Florida and into Georgia, it weakened to a tropical storm. But the storm’s heavy winds and rain continued to cause flooding and downed trees and power lines. Two deaths have been reported because of Michael, including one 11-year-old girl in southwest Georgia.
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