NEW: 3 children, 6 adults injured in chain-reaction crash on I-75 in Marietta

Three children and six adults were injured when a car hit a tractor-trailer and triggered a chain-reaction crash involving four other vehicles on I-75 North in Marietta, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

About 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, a white Honda Civic heading north on the interstate tried to change lanes and instead struck the tractor-trailer, authorities said. The impact of the crash sent the Honda spinning counterclockwise into a concrete barrier before the car came to a stop in the middle of the interstate.

At that point, a box truck stopped to avoid hitting the Honda, which was inoperable, the GSP said.

However, a minivan hit the box truck, causing it to hit the Honda, authorities said.

Another tractor-trailer heading north on I-75 stopped to avoid the Honda and a third tractor-trailer hit the back of the truck, according to the GSP.

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The children were taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, and everyone else was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, the GSP said.

None of the injuries were life-threatening.

“Charges are pending,” the GSP said.

The crash temporarily blocked several lanes at Delk Road and triggered delays back before I-285, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. But they thinned after all lanes opened just before 7:50 a.m., according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Channel 2's Nefertiti Jaquez reports.

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