by: Rikki Klaus Updated:
CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia State Patrol say a fatal wreck on Wednesday involved four tractor-trailers and a small pickup truck, killing two people.
The crash happened shortly after 6 p.m. on Interstate 20 eastbound in Carroll County, near Georgia 113.
GSP says a tractor-trailer ran into the back of a second tractor-trailer. That second tractor-trailer then a drove over a silver pickup, crushing it, and ran into a third tractor-trailer. GSP said the third tractor-trailer hit a fourth one.
The driver of the pickup, Larry Donnell Adams, 53, of Benton, Louisiana and the passenger, Peggy O'Neal, 51, of Bossier City, Louisiana were killed in the crash.
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The driver of the tractor-trailer that caused the wreck was flown to a nearby hospital. There is no word on the driver’s condition at this point.
Victoria Pope detoured around the wreck on her drive home from work after her friends told her what happened.
"It's like scary, honestly, that it could happen that fast, something like that," Pope said. "And I'm praying."
GSP said charges are pending the completion of their investigation. Troopers have not released the names yet of the people killed in the wreck, pending notification of family members.
The eastbound lanes of the interstate remain closed and there is no word on when they are expected to reopen.
#REDALERT Possible Fatality Big Rig Crash...I-20/eb at Hwy 113 (Exit 19). All lanes BLOCKED. Traffic may be taken off at Hwy 27 (Exit 11)— Triple Team Traffic (@WSBTraffic) August 31, 2016
TRAFFIC RED ALERT-Carroll Co.: Serious truck crash blocks I-20/eb at Hwy 113 (Ex. 19). Travel diverted onto Hwy. 27. pic.twitter.com/jZyFGMiU1p— Triple Team Traffic (@WSBTraffic) August 31, 2016
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