A sleeping driver caused the death of five

A sleeping driver caused the death of five

Fatal crash on the Savannah highway took away 5 lives. The accident happened in the afternoon on the Interstate 16 on Tuesday. A tractor-trailer crashed into a couple of cars and burst into flame.

Fatal crash on the Savannah highway took away 5 lives.

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The crime scene

The crime scene

The accident happened in the afternoon on the Interstate 16 on Tuesday. A tractor-trailer crashed into a couple of cars and burst into flame. In the further explosion of the vehicle, three people died. Seven other vehicles got damages in the accident and officials closed the road for a couple of hours.

According to the witnesses’ statements, the trailer was swinging from one side of the road to another. Police representatives said the accident was caused by the driver of the trailer, who probably had fallen asleep. Man remained not seriously injured and has already given testimony.

All together, 5 victims died in the horrible accident, 3 dead people were the passengers of the trailer and other two were travelling in a car, the trailer crashed into. Witnesses say, the second car was simply stuck between the killer-trailer and another big truck, involved in the accident. Several people received injuries of different level.

Vehicles, damaged in the accident

Vehicles, damaged in the accident

Investigation process can take about a month or even more, and in the meantime, no charges were filed against the driver of the trailer.

This isn’t the first car crash accident that took place on I-16 this year.

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