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1 dead in wrong-way tractor trailer crash on I-85

The highway was shut down for around six hours for investigation and cleanup.
Credit: 11Alive

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. — One person died after a tractor-trailer crashed when the driver was traveling on the wrong side of Interstate 85 early Monday morning.

The Georgia State Patrol responded around 1:24 a.m. near mile marker seven in Troup County. 

They said a tractor trailer was traveling north on I-85 southbound. Another truck, traveling on I-85 south, struck the wrong-way tractor trailer.

A GSP spokesperson said after impact, the wrong-way tractor trailer ended up in the median and back into the southbound lanes when it struck a third vehicle. 

The driver of the wrong way tractor trailer died on scene, they said. I-85 southbound lanes were shut down for around six hours for investigation and cleanup of the scene.

The identity of the driver has not been released. 

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