Two Lanes on I-95 Closed After Crash in Chatham County, Georgia
CHATHAM COUNTY, GA. – Two lanes of Interstate 95 were closed after a vehicle wreck in Chatham County, Georgia, according to an online article from savannahnow.com.*
The crash occurred on I-95 North, near mile marker 110 and the Georgia Welcome Center in Chatham County. It is not clear what caused the crash or how many vehicles were involved. No information was reported about the circumstances of the wreck or whether anyone was injured, and no one involved has been identified.
Chatham Emergency Management predicted several lanes near the accident site would be closed for about two hours while crews investigated and cleared the scene. Local authorities are still investigating the wreck, and no additional information has been reported at this time.
Chatham County is located on the eastern border of the state of Georgia and includes the City of Savannah. Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows the county sees a large number of traffic accidents each year, and its accident rate is rising rapidly.
In 2012, a total of 5,659 traffic accidents occurred in Chatham County, resulting in 1,388 injuries and 20 deaths. These numbers rose dramatically over five years, jumping to 15,806 vehicle accidents in the county in 2016, resulting in 3,760 injuries and 43 deaths. The highest number of vehicle crash deaths in the county during the five-year period between 2012 and 2016 occurred in 2015. A total of 54 people died in vehicle accidents in Chatham County that year. Almost half of the fatality accidents that year involved speeding or alcohol.
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