Multiple car wrecks closed eastbound lanes on Interstate 20 for several hours early Thursday morning.
The first car crash occurred around 4 am off of Columbia road, the exit right before the I-285 interchange.
According to officials, while investigators were at the crash scene another vehicle attempted to make a U-turn and hit a Highway Emergency Response Operators unit that was at the accident scene as well.
The driver of the HERO unit is expected to be ok.
However, the conditions of everyone else involved have not yet been released.
An investigation is still ongoing.
New details emerge about the tragic car crash that took the life of a University of Georgia football player and recruit staffer and injured two others early Sunday.
The crash took place at approximately 2:45 am early Sunday when the driver of the 2021 Ford Expedition had trouble navigating a steep curve alongside Barnett Shoals Road. The victims were leaving a UGA bulldogs celebration after winning back-to-back national championships.
According to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, the impact of the crash caused Willock to be thrown from the vehicle and LeCroy to be pinned behind the wheel.
Sadly, Willock was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.
LeCroy, McClendon, and Bowles were immediately taken to the nearby hospital Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center where LeCroy, unfortunately, died from her injuries.
According to the investigators, it is believed that excessive speeding was a related factor to the cause of the deadly accident.
The report stated that both Willock and Bowles were not wearing seat belts.
A Dodge charger struck the back of a stopped tractor-trailer in the emergency lane around 1:30 pm off of I-20 in Warren county.
This impact caused the charger to burst into flames. After firefighters were able to put the fire out, Georgia State Patrol discovered that an adult and a small child were both in the vehicle.
Good samaritans who stopped to help, unfortunately could not remove the driver from the vehicle. Bystanders stated that the driver of the charger was pinned to the car.
It was later reported that the crash killed driver Ryant Furtick and the child, Neuriah Shannon who was in the back seat.
It is still being investigated on how the charger entered the emergency lane hitting the 18-wheeler.
On Monday afternoon, emergency crews reported a crash involving a fire truck and a drunk driver off Soldiers Pathway.
According to Georgia State Patrol troopers, the fire truck was traveling on GA-3 in the left lane when a Dodge van traveling in the right lane, opposite the fire engine, pulled out in front of the truck, causing it to turn on its side.
The driver of the Dodge van fled the crash scene.
The Georgia State Patrol reported that the driver was soon arrested and was believed to be under the influence of alcohol.
The driver is now facing DUI charges along with multiple other traffic-related accounts.
The firefighter was taken to the hospital and is expected to be ok.