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Major Wreck on I-20 in Douglas County, Georgia, Results in Fatality

January 24, 2019

DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA. – As reported online in a news story from, a major vehicle wreck January 17, 2019 on Interstate 20 in Douglas County, Georgia, resulted in at least one fatality. Little information about the accident has been reported. At least one tractor-trailer was involved and caught on fire.

The wreck occurred in the evening on January 17 on Interstate 20 East in Douglas County. At about 8:30 p.m., multiple vehicles somehow collided on the interstate near Lithia Springs. It is not clear how many vehicles were involved. The makes and models of vehicles were not reported, and the cause and nature of the wreck was not described. 

The only known vehicle involved was a tractor-trailer, which somehow overturned on the interstate and caught on fire. Atlanta Fire Rescue responded to the scene to extinguish the flames and help the victims. Fire officials confirmed that at least one person died in the crash. This person has not been identified, and it is not known if this was the only person who suffered injuries. 

Photos from the scene show a burning tractor-trailer on its side. It appears that the tractor-trailer might have crashed through the concrete median barrier on I-20 East and ended up partially in the westbound lanes of the interstate. 

The eastbound lanes of the interstate were completely closed after the wreck, and most of the westbound side of the interstate was also closed. Atlanta Fire Rescue posted a message on social media after the wreck saying that Fulton County Fire was also at the scene, and that only one lane on westbound I-20 was open. The post said to expect “heavy traffic delays.” 

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