Five-Vehicle Accident Closes I-516 in Chatham County, Georgia

February 27, 2019

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story published online by, a five-vehicle accident closed down all of Interstate 516 for a period of time in Chatham County, Georgia. Authorities have released little information about the accident at this time. It is unclear if anyone was injured in the wreck.* 

The accident happened sometime during the afternoon on February 25, but it is not clear from reports what time it took place. The Chatham County Police Department reported that five vehicles were somehow involved in a wreck on Interstate 516, between East Derenne Avenue and Veterans Parkway. 

Police did not provide information to WSAV regarding how the accident happened or what circumstances might have led to the collision. Police also did not provide any information about the vehicles that were involved, so it is not clear what types of vehicles collided. 

It is unclear whether anyone sustained injuries in the wreck. WSAV reported that there was no word from police at the time of the news story on injuries. No one involved in the accident was identified by police or WSAV.

Following the wreck, I-516 was completely closed for a period of time. The westbound lanes were closed briefly, then reopened. The eastbound lanes remained shut down for more than an hour after the accident. A traffic map included in the WSAV story shows that traffic became delayed on the interstate during this time. 

Georgia State Patrol will be handling the investigation of the accident, according to WSAV, and no further information has yet been released. 

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