BARTOW COUNTY, Ga -- The Georgia State Patrol now says 20 vehicles were involved and 10 people injured in a chain reaction crash on I-75, Sunday afternoon.
The latest information from the GSP investigation shows that it all started with a single vehicle that spun out and struck a guardrail during heavy rain. Authorities said that secondary crashes were caused by vehicles following too closely together as they slowed or stopped.
The accident, which happened around 1:40 pm on I-75 southbound at the Allatoona Lake bridge near Glade Road and exit 278.
"The crews where having difficulty getting to the accident scene due to vehicles blocking the emergency lanes northbound," said Emergency Medical Services spokesman Brad Cothran. "A total of 10 patients were transported to hospitals in the area."
He said that two were taken to Kennestone Hospital and another eight to Cartersville Medical Center - all with injuries not expected to be life-threatening.
Georgia 511 previously reported that 15 vehicles were involved in the accident on the southbound side but investigation from the GSP increased that number by five.