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Family of Four People Who dies in a Wreck on Interstate 75 is Suing Drivers and Trucking Company

June 16, 2019

HENRY COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at, the family of four people who perished in a fiery wreck that involved an 18-wheeler in Henry County back in May has filed a lawsuit against several trucking companies and drivers.*

A video of the accident that was shot from a local Ford dealership demonstrates how the accident occurred.  The video specifically shows that an 18-wheeler driven by a thirty year old man did not slow down before it slammed into the back of a trailer that was attached to a pickup truck. The incident caused the death of four people inside.

Those who died were a woman aged 26, a man aged 20, a man aged 42, and a woman aged 31.  All of the victims were from Dublin, Georgia.

“For the family to know what happened ... to see that video — devastating,” a female family member told the news station. “(We) couldn’t believe it.”

The video was included in the electronic version of the lawsuit that was filed by a family member of the accident victims.  The lawsuit was filed against insurance companies, four drivers including the trucker who hit the pickup truck, and trucking industry companies. 

“You can see our clients come slow, and then you can see the tractor-trailer,” the family member said. 

The other vehicles that were involved in an accident further ahead on Interstate 75 North caused traffic delays for over twelve miles.  One of the drivers allegedly caused that accident, which also involved an 18-wheeler.  The other two are alleged to have stopped on the highway to avoid a blown out tire.

The wreck ahead of the pickup had caused traffic to slow down, which is why the pickup truck driver decided to slow down and apply their brakes. The tractor trailer that was operated by the man who struck the pickup from behind didn’t apply his brakes. This caused the pickup truck to catch on fire after being crushed between two 18-wheelers.

It appears that the trucker may have been asleep at the time of the accident.  The family member noted that “[s]he looked in the tractor and saw that he had his head down and wasn’t paying attention.”

The responsible trucker is facing charges of second-degree homicide by vehicle, driving too fast for conditions, and improper turn.

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