NWGA Scanner | September 22nd, 2021

GSP investigating fatal crash that occurred Monday afternoon on I-75 in Whitfield County

According to the Georgia State Patrol these are preliminary investigative findings, “On Sept. 20, at approximately 2:39 p.m., a Ford Fusion driven by Victor Lopez, age 39, was traveling south on I-75 at mile marker 328, in front of a Western Star 4900 driven by Harvey McKenzie, age 66. The exit ramp at mile marker 328 was completely closed due to an unrelated crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer. Mr. McKenzie advised that he saw that the ramp was closed and was attempting to move over for a Champs unit. Mr. McKenzie advised when he looked back in front of him, he was unable to avoid striking the rear of the Ford Fusion. Mr. Lopez succumbed to his injuries on scene.” According to the DPS Public Information Office, the crash report is not complete at this time.