Accident with Tractor Trailer Leaves Four Dead in Henry County, Georgia
HENRY COUNTY, GA– According to an online news report at wsbtv.com, four people sadly died when two 18-wheelers and a pickup truck crashed into one another, resulting in a fire.*
Four people have died in a fiery wreck involving two tractor trailers and a pickup truck. The accident caused all lanes of Interstate 75 northbound to be closed. The crash occurred in Henry County on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
The accident happened close to Highway 155 and caused a shutdown of the roadway for a majority of the afternoon. The accident was cleared at approximately 5:45 p.m.
According to police, two 18-wheelers and a pickup truck were involved in the accident. Per the Henry County Fire Department, all four occupants of the pickup truck died as a result of the impact of the crash. One of the drivers of the 18-wheelers was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
One tractor trailer was hauling rubber at the time of the accident. A pickup truck with four occupants was pulling a trailer and slowed down. The tractor trailer also reduced its speed. A second 18-wheeler slammed into the rear of the pickup truck, which pushed it into the first tractor trailer, resulting in a massive fire.
The names of the victims are not being released to the public at this time until the next of kin are notified.
Due to the accident, traffic was rerouted at the Highway 155 northbound exit ramp. The accident caused the shutdown of all northbound lanes on Interstate 75 at the Interstate 675 split. Emergency personnel worked the scene for several hours due to the serious nature of the crash.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by local police.
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