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Semi driver wanted in fatal North Georgia crash

BARTOW COUNTY, GA. (WRCB) – Investigators with the Georgia State Patrol are asking for your help finding the driver of a semi, who allegedly fled the scene of a deadly crash Friday.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. at Exit 293 on Interstate 75.

A GSP spokesperson says the 1998 Ford Expedition, driven by 29-year-old Maria Tabuena from Calhoun, Georgia, was hit on the left side, as the tractor trailer changed lanes traveling north.

The SUV ran off the road, hitting a guardrail and support post, before erupting in flames.

Tabuena and her 4-year-old passenger, Melina Trichell, were killed as a result.

Witnesses described the semi as a late 90s "long-nose" Peterbilt, maroon in color, and pulling a silver trailer with damage to the right side.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Georgia State Patrol post in Cartersville at 770-387-3701.

Stay with for updates as they become available.

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