NWGA Scanner | April 6th, 2021

Tractor-trailer driver uninjured after crashing into bridge on I-75 in Whitfield County Saturday

According to a Whitfield County 911 CAD, on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, at around 12:12 PM, dispatchers began receiving 911 calls regarding a CMV crashing into the West Nance Springs Road bridge over I-75. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the preliminary investigation shows that a 2020 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling south on Interstate 75. The driver reported a steering failure caused him to lose control of the Freightliner and slam into the bridge. The Freightliner exited the roadway and struck a concrete bridge support pillar. The impact caused the driver to lose his load he was transporting and over 8 million aluminum coke can lids. According to the 911 CAD, the driver was uninjured in the crash. I-75 southbound was shut down for over five hours to allow crews to load and clear debris. Marion Environmental was also called to the scene due to a fuel leak. According to the 911 CAD, several people stuck in traffic called 911 to report they were low on gas, vehicles were going the wrong way, CMV’s were blocking them in the emergency lane, and other reasons.