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Update on fatal I-75 wreck

July 30, 2002

We now have an update on Monday's fatal crash on I-75, between the Wenona and Arabi Exits. The tractor trailor truck veered off the highway and struck several construction workers in a work zone.

The truck driver, 49-year-old Billy Dale Rose of Byron, and one of the highway workers, 49-year-old Melvin Day of Rochelle, were killed.

Monday, we reported eight people were injured, but state troopers now confirm that only four workers were injured. 26-year-old Scott Day of Pitts is in fair condition at Crisp Regional Hospital. Those who have been treated and released from the hospital are 34-year-old Mario Perez of Cordele, 32-year-old Jose Perez-Diaz of Unadilla and 26-year-old Robert Keith Mattair of Abbeville.

Georgia State Patrol Troopers are trying to find out why the truck driver veered off the highway.

A witness says the driver's head drifted down just before the crash.

Interstate 75 has a long history of fatal wrecks-- 

Deadly pileup on Interstate-75

3/15/2002

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Deadly driver asleep at wheel

2/4/2002

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Interstate closed for fatal crash

1/22/2002

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Two killed in fiery crash on I-75

1/17/2002

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Accident takes two lives

6/9/2001

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Three die in accident

6/2/2001

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Multiple fatalities on I-75

5/9/2001

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Teens killed in Cook Co. accident

3/11/2001

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