1 killed, 4 injured in chain of crashes on I-20



VILLA RICA, Ga. - Sunday’s storms are being blamed for a deadly chain reaction crash on Interstate 20.

A Georgia State Patrol spokesman told Channel 2 Action News the chain of events began when a vehicle spun out of control and hit a guardrail on eastbound I-20 in Villa Rica. A motorist stopped to help the driver, but was hit by another car after leaving their vehicle.

A Ford Expedition trying to avoid the first two crashes rolled through the median fence and into westbound lanes. A passenger in the SUV was killed, GSP said.

GSP said four people were hospitalized with injuries.

Traffic on I-20 was stalled for hours as police investigated the crash scene.