An 80-year-old man was killed and four people, including two children, were injured in a four-vehicle collision that shut down a Hall County interstate Tuesday morning.
At 6:41 a.m. troopers responded to the wreck on I-985 at exit 24, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Investigators said Mr. Raymond Sanford Reed was driving a Buick LeSabre when he entered I-985 from Exit 24 traveling south on the northbound exit ramp and entered the northbound travel lanes.
About 146 feet from the ramp, his Buick LeSabre collided head-on with a Ford F150 pick-up truck being driven by Mr. Cresencio Martinez-Trejo, 54, of Gainesville.
The Ford was then hit from behind by a Honda Civic being driven by Ms. Keisha Wheeler, 32, of Auburn. Mr. Reed's vehicle was then brushed with a glancing blow by a tractor trailer that was attempting to avoid the crash.
Both passenger car drivers and two children in the Honda, ages 4 and 9, were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center where they were treated and released. The truck driver was not injured.
All northbound lanes of I-985 remained closed just before 9:30 a.m., and were reopened about two hours later.
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