Tractor-Trailer Crash Shuts Down I-75 in Henry County, Georgia
HENRY COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story posted by ajc.com, a tractor-trailer crash caused all of one side of Interstate 75 to shut down in Henry County, Georgia. Little information has been released about the accident at this time, and it is not yet clear if anyone sustained injuries in the crash.*
The crash happened along I-75 South and ended up shutting down all of the southbound lane of travel. It took place near Hudson Bridge Road in Henry County sometime in the evening on March 5. The tractor-trailer involved caught on fire after impact, according to Henry County Fire Capt. Michael Black.
Black reported to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that four vehicles other than the tractor-trailer were also involved in the collision, but he did not describe those vehicles. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the accident was serious, but the news report did not say whether anyone was injured. The news report also did not cite any potential explanations for the collision.
Officials closed down all of the south lanes and recommended that motorists either avoid the area or use Ga. 41 for an alternate route through the county. At 11:30 p.m. on March 5, the interstate was still closed. It is not clear what time the roadway finally reopened.
Authorities in Henry County are still investigating the accident. They have not identified anyone involved or provided information about how the wreck took place. Additional information is expected to be released at a later time, after further investigation has been completed.
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