UPDATE: GSP identifies those in deadly Georgia interstate crash
The pickup, with five people inside, ended up atop the two-axle truck in the three-vehicle crash.
UPDATE: Two people have died as a result of Thursday's three-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 near Dalton.
The Georgia State Patrol has identified the people killed in Thursday's crash as Cody Angel, 23, of Rydal, GA and William Clegg, 36, of Adairsville.
Five other people were involved in the crash:
- Chadwick Pair, 27 of Calhoun - injured and airlifted
- Micah Payne, 35 of Calhoun - injured and transported via ambulance
- Jason Banks, 40 of Calhoun - injured and transported via ambulance
- Broderick Williams, 32 of Stone Mountain - not injured
- Jesus Quezada, 49 of Dalton - injured but not transported
The Georgia State Patrol's preliminary report says that a two-axle single unit truck made an improper lane change, hitting a tractor-trailer (in the center lane) and forced that truck into a third truck (a pickup) that was in the left lane.
The single unit truck, with five people inside, ended up atop the two-axle truck.
One of the single unit truck's passengers was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. Two of the occupants were flown by LifeForce to a nearby hospital, and two others were transported to a different hospital.
One of the two passengers that was airlifted later died at the hospital, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is conducting a follow-up investigation.
PREVIOUS STORY: A deadly crash on Interstate 75 claimed one person's life and seriously injured three others on Thursday afternoon.
Cleanup is underway and some lanes are back open on I-75 after a deadly crash. The company for the tractor trailer (Landscape Associates) is based out of Birmingham. The company says they’re gathering info and did not want to comment further. @WRCBtraffic @WRCB pic.twitter.com/UnSNEFrNC8— Cameron Taylor (@CameronWRCB) July 19, 2018
The crash happened at mm 334, just south of the Walnut Avenue exit.
A pickup truck, semi and landscaping truck were involved in the crash.
More:— Cameron Taylor (@CameronWRCB) July 19, 2018
- GSP says landscaping truck was in right lane of I-75 S and tried to change lanes into the middle lane where there was a semi.
- That caused a chain reaction with the semi and a pick up truck that was in the left lane.
Officials closed the southbound lanes of the roadway so a Lifeforce helicopter could safely land.
All lanes on each side of I-75 have reopened.
The names of the drivers involved have not been released.
Channel 3 is working to learn more details.
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