Atlanta man among three killed in another deadly I-16 crash

An Atlanta man was among the three people killed Friday in an interstate crash in middle Georgia.

The Georgia State Patrol said Saturday that Beverly Mclain Baird, 27, of Calhoun; Ricardo Jason Dewberry, 28, of Atlanta; and Nicholas Ray Price, 23, of Aragon, were killed after a tanker truck crashed into their vehicle Friday morning on I-16 in Treutlen County.

Baird was reportedly behind the wheel of the Toyota Scion when, at about 3:35 a.m., a tanker truck hit the vehicle from the rear. The crash sent both vehicles across the median and into eastbound lanes of I-16.

All three Scion passengers were killed, and the driver of the tanker truck, 56-year-old Christopher Hinson of Lyons, was taken to a nearby hospital. The extent of his injuries was unknown.

As of Saturday, it remained unclear if criminal charges would be filed.

Treutlen County is about 70 miles east of Macon.

The crash is the third to claim multiple lives on I-16 in less than two months.

On April 22, five Georgia Southern University nursing students were killed near Savannah after a tractor-trailer slammed into stop-and-go traffic. On May 20, a tractor-trailer collided with two cars and burst into flames on the same stretch of road, killing five.

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