GWINNETT COUNTY - A multi-vehicle crash at Hwy 316 westbound near Harbins Road shut down the road for several hours Wednesday.
The crash happened around 9:51 Wednesday morning.
At least one tractor-trailer, one delivery truck and two other vehicles were involved in the crash. Hazmat was on scene due to a fuel leak. SkyTracker 11 was over the scene and saw the cleanup from the milk spill on the highway.
The box truck was from Power Building Products. General manager Jim Thompson said the truck was on the way to Atlanta from the Athens area to pick up desks from Georgia Tech.
He said the truck was totaled but "we're thankful that everybody is okay."
"That's the main thing," Thompson said.
The milk tanker was working for Southeast Milk, Inc. According to a spokesperson for the company, the tanker was being hauled by a contract driver and "no milk was impacted" by the crash.
Two people were taken to Gwinnett Medial Center in stable condition.
David Helfrich of Lance Wrecker Service said he often finds himself cleaning up accidents along Highway 316.
"It is just a real busy highway," Helfrich said. "Stuff happens."
Last month, a total of eight vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, collided in one accident on the highway. One person was killed and 18 others were injured. The truck driver was charged in that accident.
11Alive Commuter Dude Jerry Carnes explained why he thinks there are so many wrecks on the road.
"Once traffic starts to approach Lawrenceville that is when you start to get traffic lights," Carnes said. "So you've got a lot of traffic that goes very quickly through 316. They treat it like it is I-285 even though it is not an interstate. Then they come about heavy traffic in Lawrenceville and all of a sudden that fast moving traffic has to come to a stop and you'll get collisions because of that."
Authorities have not released details about what led to the milk truck crash Wednesday morning.
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