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Two people dead following car crash on I-85 NB in Troup County near Hwy 54

The crash left traffic at a near standstill for hours.

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. —  Two people are dead following a car crash along I-85 northbound in Troup County on Tuesday morning. 

It happened around 2:10 a.m. on I-85 northbound in Troup County near Highway 54.

According to Troup County officials, responders were able to use foam and water to put out the car fire. 

The names of the victims have yet to be released at this time. 

It took about four hours to clear the roadway. The backup stretched for nearly five miles. 

Traffic Tracker Crash Clark urged morning commuters to use Highway 29 to travel through Hogansville into Grantville.