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.