Tractor-Trailers Collide on I-75 in Lowndes County, Georgia
LOWNDES COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story posted at walb.com, two tractor-trailers collided on Interstate 75 in Lowndes County, Georgia. The crash occurred after a four-vehicle wreck in close to the same location, but Georgia State Patrol reported that it did not think the two accidents were connected.*
The collision involving the two tractor-trailers happened in the late morning on April 25. Georgia State Patrol and WALB say that at about 11 a.m., a southbound tractor-trailer reduced its speed near Exit 22 on I-75. In between Exit 22 and Exit 29, which is between Valdosta, Georgia, and Hahira, Georgia, a second tractor-trailer crashed into the back of the first.
The report from WALB did not say why the first tractor-trailer had slowed down or what caused the second tractor-trailer to it the first. Troopers said the crash happened not long after another vehicle crash close by on I-75. This accident involved four vehicles. Investigators did not believe that the accidents were connected.
WALB reports the driver of one of the tractor-trailers was stuck in the cab of the rig after the accident, and emergency responders had to free him or her. This driver was then airlifted from the scene to Tallahassee Memorial for treatment of injuries. Troopers reported that the driver was in stable condition.
It is unclear from the WALB report if the other tractor-trailer driver was injured. Neither of the drivers was identified.
The crash investigation is ongoing. Troopers said they wanted to remind drivers to allow enough room between their vehicles and vehicles ahead and to pay attention to the road.
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