I-75 lanes reopen after fiery tractor-trailer crash injures 1 in Cobb

A Cobb County stretch of Interstate 75 has reopened after a fiery tractor-trailer crash closed lanes for a couple hours Wednesday.

One tractor-trailer caught fire on I-75 past Barrett Parkway about 1:05 p.m. and was “totally destroyed,” said Lt. Dan Dupree, spokesman for the Cobb fire department. The trailer portion of another was “heavily damaged” by the flames.

One person was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, Dupree said, and another went as a precaution.


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The Georgia Department of Transportation’s metro Atlanta division tweeted at 3:24 p.m. that the road was again open.

Just before 3 p.m., GDOT tweeted that the tractor had been removed.

Traffic was diverted onto Barrett. 


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The crash happened on I-20 westbound just east of Hwy 92 in Douglas County. No other cars were involved.

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