Four Vehicles Collide on I-75 in Clayton County, GA


January 01, 2019

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from cbs46.com, four vehicles collided on Interstate 75 in Clayton County, Georgia. Little information has been released about the crash at this time.*

The crash occurred on I-75 North. The Georgia Department of Transportation said three cars and a truck somehow collided near the interchange with Forest Parkway. It is not yet clear what caused the collision or how many people were involved. No information was reported about injuries. 

Following the collision, three of the five lanes on I-75 North were shut down. Traffic backed up during the morning rush hour, while crews investigated and cleared the scene. No additional information has been reported at this time. 

Clayton County is located in the north-central part of the state of Georgia. It has an estimated population of more than 285,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 75, Interstate 85, Interstate 285, and Interstate 675. 

Clayton County has seen a significant increase in vehicle accidents during the last several years, according to information compiled by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. In 2012, the county was the site of 8,185 vehicle accidents. Those numbers rose in 2013 — 9,186 total accidents, 2,218 injuries, and 26 deaths — then fell again in 2014 — 8,989 total accidents, 2,199 injuries, and 21 deaths.

However, in 2015, accident totals and injuries saw a big jump. More than 11,000 vehicle accidents occurred in Clayton County in 2015, resulting in 2,717 injuries and 26 deaths. By 2016, accident numbers had risen to 13,688. The accidents in 2016 led to almost 3,500 injuries and nearly 50 deaths. 

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Sources:
https://www.cbs46.com/news/crash-snarling-traffic-on-nb-i--in-clayton-county/article_224f6266-fa13-11e8-8cac-43aa611e0a34.html
https://gahighwaysafety.org/fullpanel/uploads/files/clayton.pdf

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