75 accident

Eve Copeland-Brechbiel/The Tifton Gazette

The accident on I-75 N involved at least one tractor trailer.

TIFTON — An accident that occurred on I-75 on Jan. 22 resulted in one fatality, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Sean York.

Ashley Bearfield, a Florida resident, was identified as the deceased victim, according to York.

The accident was located near the Oakridge Church Road overpass between exit 55 and exit 59. It backed up traffic on I-75’s northbound lane for several hours.

York said that GSP received the call about the accident at approximately 6:20 a.m. and responded to the scene.

He said that the accident involved two tractor trailers and a Jeep Compass. Details about how the accident occurred are unclear, York said. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the specialized collision reconstruction team (SCRT).

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