Tifton Gazette

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February 8, 2012

I-75 traffic grinds to halt due to deadly wreck in N. Ga.

CALHOUN — Authorities shut down the southbound lanes Interstate 75, a main thoroughfare for truck and car traffic through northwest Georgia, as they investigated a deadly accident Wednesday morning.

Georgia Department of Transportation officials say the wreck, which involved a semitrailer, happened shortly before 5 a.m. in Gordon County.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/xfbPYL) the truck spilled a load of carpet equipment onto the southbound lanes, which remained closed at the start of Wednesday morning's rush hour.

Authorities say one person was killed in the accident.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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