Sheriff: 4 killed in Georgia wreck, fire on Interstate 75
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say four people were killed when a tractor-trailer driving north on Interstate 75 crashed into a pickup truck, shoving the truck into another tractor-trailer.
A Henry County Sheriff’s Office release says the Thursday crash caused a fire, and all the people inside the pickup truck died. It says the pickup truck had been slowing down because of traffic from an earlier crash.
It says the driver who struck the pickup truck is considered to be at fault. That driver, whose identity wasn’t released, was hospitalized with injuries the release says were not life threatening. It’s unclear what charges, if any, have been filed against the driver.
The interstate’s northbound lanes were closed for nearly six hours. Authorities did not release the identities of those killed.