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I-20 Eastbound Likely Closed Past Noon Following Crash

Carroll County Fire, Chief Deputy Bud Benefield tells WLBB Radio that all lanes of I-20 EB between Villa Rica and Temple could remain closed until "well into the lunch hour" following a triple tractor trailer crash early this morning.

Benefield says the crash occurred around 1:45 Friday morning "right underneath the South Van Wert bridge, about a half-mile west of exit 24."

"One of the trucks drove almost through another truck that was hauling materials such as herbicides and fungicides," he says. "Haz-mat crews are on the scene now and we don't suspect any environmental damage at this point."

Benefield says the drivers of all three vehicles have suffered 'serious injuries;' Two were taken to a trauma center.
 
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Location : Carroll County
People : Bud Benefield