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Update on multi-vehicle crash that shut down I-75

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By Ben Roberts - bio | email

CORDELE, GA (WALB) – We now know what caused a multiple car wreck on I-75 Friday night in Cordele.  State Troopers say the driver of the Jeep driving south on the interstate parked in the right lane near the Georgia Highway 300 exit ramp to read a map around 9:45 Friday night.

A pick-up truck stopped when it saw the parked car. A a delivery truck hit it. Then a tractor trailer hit the delivery truck and ran into the concrete barrier, knocking it into the north bound lane.

Six cars were involved. Troopers say 15-year old Marielle Louisa Driskell suffered a crushed femur. She was driving north in a van when she hit the barrier. Rescue crews used the Jaws of Life to get her out. Her mother suffered from an injured ankle. Driskell is being treated at a Macon hospital.

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