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Seven People Tragically Killed in Vehicle Accident on I-85 in Franklin County, Georgia

July 10, 2019

FRANKLIN COUNTY, GA. – According to a news story reported online at, seven people were tragically killed in a vehicle accident on Interstate 85 in Franklin County, Georgia. Georgia State Patrol is investigating the collision and reported that three other people were injured in the crash.* 

The accident took place during the afternoon by Exit 160 to Georgia Highway 51. Georgia State Patrol and WSPA report that at about 1:45 p.m., a Ford Excursion was headed northbound on the highway and somehow crossed over the median in the roadway. The Ford then entered into southbound traffic, where it crashed head-on into a Chevrolet van (model not reported).

After the initial impact, the Chevy van collided with another van, and debris struck two additional vehicles. The makes and models of these vehicles were not reported. Troopers did not provide information regarding the cause of the accident or why the Ford entered the opposite lanes of travel. 

WSPA reports that all four people who had been riding in the Chevy van were tragically killed in the accident. In addition, WSPA states three people who were inside the Ford tragically died in the crash, and three other people who had been riding in the Ford were injured. The injured persons were taken to a nearby hospital, where one is said to be in critical condition. 

None of the victims was identified in the news report. The collision caused all of the southbound side of the interstate to be shut down for about six hours. Georgia State Patrol is still in the process of reviewing the crash and has not released additional details from the investigation. 

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