The wreck had all lanes of I-20 blocked while authorities investigated.
Photo: Georgia Department of Transportation
Photo: Georgia Department of Transportation

Officials ID truck driver killed in wreck with firetruck on I-20

A driver died Sunday morning when a tractor-trailer smashed into a firetruck responding to a different car wreck, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Javon Martin, 41, of Honea Path, S.C., was killed when his truck hit the back end of a parked fire engine, according to the Georgia State Patrol. 

The first wreck happened about 3 a.m. on I-20 one mile east of Ga. 92, Douglas County spokesman Rick Martin told the news station. A red Mustang had reportedly crashed into a wooded area near the road, he said. 

A Douglas County ladder truck was working at the scene of the wreck and had parked in the slow lane of traffic, Martin said. Just before 3:20 a.m., the man’s truck crashed into the rear of the ladder truck, he said. The man died at the scene. 

No firefighters were hurt. 


The GSP is investigating the cause of the wreck. 

The crash had all westbound lanes of I-20 blocked before Ga. 92, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. The roadway reopened about 9:30 a.m., according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.  

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