Crash Closes Part of I-75 in Cook County, Georgia
COOK COUNTY, GA. – October 23, 2018 (wctv.com) As reported online by wctv.com, a vehicle crash caused part of Interstate 75 to shut down October 22 in Cook County, Georgia.*
The crash occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m. on October 22 at Exit 39 on I-75 in Cook County. The Georgia Department of Transportation said the inside lane was blocked and the DOT encouraged drivers in the area to use caution. Officials reported a semi-truck was involved, and the cab of the truck became disconnected from the trailer.
It is not clear whether any additional vehicles were involved. The cause of the accident and any information about injuries were not reported. Authorities are investigating and have not yet released additional details.
Cook County is located in the southern portion of the state of Georgia, near the southern border. It has an estimated population of 17,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 75 and U.S. Route 41.
Though accident totals have remained relatively low compared to those of surrounding counties, vehicle accidents have almost doubled in Cook County during the last several years, and fatal accidents have quadrupled. Per information from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the total number of accidents in Cook County was 331 in 2012. These accidents led to 95 injuries and two deaths.
These numbers rose steadily during the next several years. By 2016, accident totals in Cook County had reached 605. The 2016 accidents led to 121 injuries and eight deaths. Three fatal accidents in 2016 were related to alcohol consumption, and two were related to speeding.
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