Two people were killed in a tragic chain reaction pileup involving four tractor trailers and a pickup truck.
The incident occurred around 6 p.m. on the eastbound lanes of I-20 in Carroll County, Georgia.
WSB-TV reported that a semi truck was driving near Georgia 113 when it rear-ended a second semi truck.
The force of the collision launched the second truck into a pickup, completely crushing it.
The second truck continued into a third tractor trailer, which then hit a fourth.
The driver and passenger of the pickup truck were killed instantly. According to police, the deceased victims were identified at 53-year-old Larry Donnell Adams of Brenton, Louisiana; and 51-year-old Peggy O’ Neal of Bossier City, Louisiana.
The first semi truck driver was airlifted to a hospital with unknown injuries. No other injuries were reported.
Traffic delays were extensive as all eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 were shut down for over 5 hours. Motorists traveling eastbound on the highway were either diverted at Highway 27 or advised to seek alternate routes.
Charges are pending while the incident remains under investigation.