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3 Georgia guardsmen, 1 other driver hospitalized after wreck on I-75

It happened around 12:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes at the Mt. Paran exit.
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ATLANTA — Four people, including three Georgia National Guardsmen, had to be taken to Grady Hospital for treatment after a wreck on Interstate 75 Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, troopers responded to the accident around 12:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes at the Mt. Paran exit.

GSP said the driver of a Tahoe lost control of the vehicle, causing it to hit the driver’s side of a National Guard vehicle. 

After the initial impact, GSP said the driver of the Tahoe crossed back over the lanes and struck another SUV. 

Three of the guardsmen were taken to Grady for treatment. The driver of the Tahoe was also taken to Grady. 

The cause of the wreck is being investigated, but GSP said there are no charges currently pending.

Members of the Georgia National Guard have been active in Metro Atlanta after Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order to call them in to help keep nightly demonstrations against police brutality in America in check, after weekend protests that started peacefully gave way to looting and vandalism.

11Alive reached out to the Georgia National Guard for more information on the guardsmen's conditions.


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