The crash happened around 12:15 p.m. Thursday. At the time, northbound traffic was lagging after another crash on I-75 shut down the interstate before the I-675 interchange.
Video from a nearby car dealership obtained by AJC.com shows the first tractor-trailer slowed before the exit to Ga. 20/Ga. 81, and the pickup truck followed suit. McCoy’s tractor-trailer, which was hauling potatoes, did not appear to slow down before plowing into the back of the truck.
A security camera at Legacy Ford/Hyundai of McDonough captured this footage of a fatal collision Thursday on I-75 north of Hwy 155 outside McDonough. The dealership is owned by a Georgia lawmaker, Sen. Emanuel Jones, D-Decatur, who shared the video. Two people died in the crash.
McCoy was arrested Thursday evening after he was checked out at Atlanta Medical Center.
The Euclid man is facing charges of second-degree homicide by vehicle, a misdemeanor, improper turn and driving too fast for conditions. He is being held in the Henry County Jail on Monday in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
The victims' names have not been released.??