Two Killed in Thursday Crash involving Three Tractor Trailers and Two Other Vehicles

Two individuals were killed in a fiery crash involving three tractor trailers Thursday in northwest Georgia.  Troopers from GSP Post 3 in Cartersville were dispatched to a multi-vehicle wreck occurring on I-75 South near mile marker 293 in Bartow County.

That investigation quickly determined that an unknown color tractor-trailer – a blue tractor-trailer – and a white tractor-trailer were all traveling south on Interstate 75 – and a box truck and a blue passenger car were also traveling southbound.  According to that report as traffic began to slow down the front of the unknown color tractor-trailer struck the rear of the blue tractor-trailer – causing it to strike the rear of the white tractor-trailer.  A chain reaction continued as one of the big rigs traveled into the middle lane, hitting the rear of the box truck – causing it to strike the rear of the blue passenger car.

The driver of the unknown color tractor-trailer – and a passenger in the blue tractor-trailer were both pronounced dead at the scene; the driver of the blue tractor-trailer was transported to Kennestone Wellstar by EMS. 

None of the driver’s identities have yet been released.


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