Bartow Co. Crash Report: Chain-reaction crash caused by wrong-way driver on I-75 SB kills 4

Georgia Accident Report – I-75 SB,

Bartow Co., GA

 

Report ID: 2024 May 19

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit(s) Involved: 5

Occupants: At least 7

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Unknown but likely

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Unknown 

Road Surface Condition: Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Head-on

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): N/A

Narrative

BARTOW CO., GA – Three adults and a teenager died Sunday in a wrong-way collision involving five vehicles along the interstate in northwestern Georgia.

The incident occurred around 6 p.m. on the southbound side of I-75 in Bartow County.

Police say that for unknown reasons, a northbound Kia van entered the southbound side of the roadway and collided head-on with two southbound vehicles, a Chevy Tahoe and a Toyota 4Runner. A Honda SUV and a commercial vehicle then became involved in the chain-reaction.

Three people in the Kia van and the driver of the 4Runner died at the scene of the accident. Authorities identified the victims as 43-year-old Dakarai Mason, 35-year-old Erin Mason, 14-year-old Brandon Crawford, and 21-year-old Aimee Odom.

Three people went to the hospital, one via air ambulance. Officials haven’t yet commented on the extent of their injuries.

A full investigation is underway.

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