On Wednesday morning a fiery crash kills 3 and injured others when over two dozen vehicles collided on a foggy Georgia interstate, officials said.
Laurens County EMS director Terry Cobb, who is at the scene of the fiery crash on Interstate 16 in Georgia, stated that at least six vehicles were still on fire when emergency crews arrived. Officials reported that they faced fog en route to the scene, according to the Augusta Chronicle.
"Once we got there, the fog was kind of lifted at the scene," Cobb said.
The fiery crash involved 27 vehicles in four separate accidents around 8:10 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol said in a news release.
Out of the 27 vehicles, seven were tractor trailers and an empty petroleum tanker truck was set on fire when it ruptured.
Cobb stated that 12 people were hospitalized with minor injuries, however, the state patrol later said that only nine were hurt.
The cause of the crash is unknown at the time, but Laura Belanger, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, said at the time of crash visibility was only a quarter-mile or less.