Fiery crash shuts down westbound lanes of I-20

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Updated: 8/20 9:54 am

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities shut down all of the westbound lanes on Interstate 20 west of Atlanta after a fiery crash involving at least one FedEx semitrailer.

The crash happened during the early part of Tuesday's morning rush period in Carroll County, and the westbound lanes of I-20 remained closed shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

There was no immediate information on any injuries.

Video from WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/1qpsX2x) showed a large burned area and two FedEx trailers on their sides, with a medical helicopter and fire trucks on the roadway.

It was not immediately clear whether the two FedEx trailers were part of one tractor-trailer or two separate vehicles.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

 

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