One Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash in Jackson County

Ambulance, concept of crash leaving one dead in Jackson County

An accident occurred on Interstate 85, leaving one dead in Jackson County, Georgia on Wednesday.

The Georgia State Patrol said two large trucks and a car were involved in the wreck.

According to troopers, a flatbed Freightliner transporting granite slabs was heading south when it encountered traffic that had backed up because of roadworks.

The truck struck a Toyota Camry in the rear and both vehicles crashed into the back of a Kenworth cargo tanker that was carrying industrial acid.

The driver of the Toyota was killed, recorded as one dead in Jackson County. Patrol Lt. Mark Riley said the individual’s name is being withheld until their next of kin has been notified.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Freightliner, 33-year-old Justin Gray, was taken to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for treatment.

The tanker driver, 56-year-old Rodney Peterson of Aberdeen, N.C., did not receive serious injuries.

The authorities have not charged anyone in connection with the accident but the investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, a pedestrian was killed after they were struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Buford Highway and North Berkeley Lake Road in Duluth.

Gwinnett police said the unidentified woman died at the scene on Thursday.

The previous day, another pedestrian was injured in the 4300 block of Covington Highway in DeKalb County. That individual’s identity and condition were not made public.

Investigations are ongoing into both incidents.

If your loved one was killed in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence or you received serious injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Schedule a consultation with a Georgia car accident attorney for advice.


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