Fiery Tractor-Trailer Crash in Henry County, GA, Causes Two Fatalities
HENRY COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report posted at wsbtv.com, a fiery tractor-trailer crash that occurred in Henry County, Georgia, caused two fatalities. The crash reportedly involved two tractor-trailers and a passenger car. WSB-TV reports that the occupants of the car were killed in the crash.*
The accident occurred in the late afternoon, though it is not clear exactly what time. Officials responded to the scene of a serious vehicle collision and vehicle fire on Interstate 75 in Henry County, near Highway 155. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of the interstate and resulted in all of the lanes on that side being shut down.
Investigators have released little information so far about what caused the collision or what events transpired prior to the collision. WSB-TV reports that two tractor-trailers and a passenger car somehow collided, after which a large fire broke out. Photos taken from the scene and posted to the WSB-TV website show extensive damage and debris across the interstate with flames surrounding the scene.
WSB-TV states that the Henry County Fire Department confirmed two fatalities occurred in the collision and that the two victims had been riding in the car. In addition, WSB-TV says one of the drivers of a tractor-trailer was injured and transported to a hospital. None of these people was identified, nor was anyone else involved in the wreck.
Crews responding to the scene diverted traffic onto Highway 155 while investigation took place. Officials did not expect the interstate to reopen for several hours. Authorities are still reviewing the case, and no further information was available at the time of the news report.
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