Two construction workers were seriously injured Friday morning when a stolen pickup truck caused a chain-reaction crash on I-20 in Douglasville.
Photo: Georgia Department of Transportation
Photo: Georgia Department of Transportation

GSP: Construction workers injured when stolen pickup causes chain-reaction crash

Two construction workers were seriously injured Friday morning when a stolen pickup truck caused a chain-reaction crash on I-20 in Douglasville, authorities said. 

The truck, a Ford F-150, was in the far left lane approaching the Lee Road exit when the driver hit a Toyota Tundra in front of him, the Georgia State Patrol said.

The Tundra spun across all eastbound lanes before striking two workers who were picking up cones on the shoulder, police said. The Tundra also struck the trailer of a third pickup before leaving the interstate and hitting a tree.

There were four injuries reported in the wreck, the GSP said, and one of the construction workers is in critical condition. 


Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Natalie Dale said the injured workers are employees of a GDOT contractor.

The driver of the F-150, identified by police as Brandon Southerland, was charged with DUI, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, following too closely, distracted driving and theft by receiving, authorities said.

Police have not said where the truck was reported stolen or released the names of anyone else involved in the crash.

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