• Fallen trees send cars crashing on I-20

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    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - Trees sent cars crashing on Interstate 20 on Tuesday morning.

    Several vehicles hit trees before dawn near Lee Road in Douglas County. Four drivers were involved in the wrecks, authorities said.

    Drivers caught up in the crash have to get their cars repaired and recover from a frightening situation that happened at full speed.

    Channel 2's Linda Stouffer found two damaged cars and a truck along I-20. One car's front wheels were pulled and twisted to the side. The drivers hit trees in the dark while heading westbound.

    One driver who spoke to Stouffer said he was the first to strike one of the fallen trees. His car spun out and crashed.

    "I hit it. There was no way of seeing it. It was completely in the road. I guess it must have (fallen) from the storm, and as soon as I hit it, it sent me spinning. I ended up in the ditch," Akkadh Williams said. Shortly after that, the truck hit and a few other cars before emergency services came and blocked it off."

    Stouffer got an email from Georgia State Patrol officials who say they are getting an update from their trooper on scene. There are no reported injuries.

    Stouffer will have live reports on this developing story on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4.


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