Atlanta Tractor Trailer Crash Closes I-75, I-85 Near Langford PKWY
Feb. 17, 2021
An Atlanta tractor trailer crash forced southbound lanes of I-75 and 1-85 to close. Investigators say the tractor trailer crash happened on the Langford Parkway exit ramp to I-75 around 10 am Monday, February 15, 2021.
The driver of the tractor trailer lost control of the 18-wheeler while trying to negotiate a curve. The big truck struck a guard fence and landed on its side after it crashed into an overpass wall on Highway 166. A spokesperson for Georgia State Patrol said the tractor trailer truck was hanging “dangerously close” over Interstate 75 and 85 in Atlanta.
Authorities closed all southbound lanes of I-75 and I-85 while crews worked to remove the tractor trailer from the highway above. Local news outlets reported an apparent crane lifted the big truck into an upright position around 12:15 Monday afternoon. Crews working the crash site towed the 18-wheeler from the Langford Parkway overpass at 1 pm. Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) responded to the scene and repaired the dangling fence. All lanes of joint interstate 75 and interstate 85 reopened around 2:30 pm.
The tractor trailer was loaded with 44 tons of toilets and sinks when it crashed. The driver of the tractor trailer suffered minor injuries. Medics transported the tractor trailer driver to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
Fortunately, there were no additional reports of injuries.
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