Semi and Pickup Truck Collide
A person who was driving a semi truck was airlifted to a local hospital Friday, September 29 following an accident that occurred on I-75 near Rocky Face. The first 911 call, according to Whitfield County, came in just after 2:30 p.m.
According to reports, a semi truck was traveling in the middle lane and going north on the highway. A pickup truck in front of the semi truck came to a sudden stop, causing the semi truck to veer into the right lane. As the semi truck maneuvered to miss the pickup, it clipped a box truck. The semi was then forced off the road and burst into flames.
The driver of the semi truck suffered burns. Other injuries sustained by the driver were not known. The name of the man was not released by authorities pending notification of family members. No one else was injured in the accident, and it is unknown why the pickup truck came to a stop.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing. Police will be working to determine what occurred that forced the driver of the pickup truck to come to a stop in front of the semi. The current condition of the driver of the semi truck is not known.
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