Driver killed, 2 injured after SUV crashes on I-75 in Cherokee County

A man was killed and two others were injured Friday morning when an SUV left I-75 and crashed into the woods in Cherokee County.
A man was killed and two others were injured Friday morning when an SUV left I-75 and crashed into the woods in Cherokee County.

Credit: Georgia Department of Transportation

Credit: Georgia Department of Transportation

A driver was killed and two passengers were injured Friday morning when an SUV left the northbound lanes of I-75 and crashed into the woods, Cherokee County authorities said.

The single-vehicle wreck occurred about 8:50 a.m. just before the exit to Ga. 92, sheriff’s office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker said.

Charles Lee Ingram, 20, of Woodstock, was pronounced dead at the scene. The two passengers in the GMC Terrain were taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

Witnesses said a GMC Terrain was in the far left lane before entering the grass median. The SUV traveled parallel to the interstate for 600 feet before entering the woods and hitting a tree, a Cherokee County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.
Witnesses said a GMC Terrain was in the far left lane before entering the grass median. The SUV traveled parallel to the interstate for 600 feet before entering the woods and hitting a tree, a Cherokee County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.

Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Witnesses said the SUV was in the far left lane before entering the grassy median. The GMC Terrain traveled parallel to the interstate for 600 feet before entering the woods and hitting a tree, Baker said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The fatal wreck shut down the northbound lanes of I-75 for about two hours as deputies investigated. All lanes reopened shortly before 11 a.m., authorities said.

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