LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - Two people are dead, and southbound lanes of I-75 were blocked for hours in southern Lowndes County, following a multi-vehicle crash.
It happened overnight Tuesday near mile-marker 2, close to the Florida line. The crash involved two cars and a truck.
Officials said a Lincoln, driven by Kurt McColley, 52, of Brooksville, FL was traveling in the wrong direction in the southbound lane of I-75.
McColley hit a Ford Explorer, driven by Judy Burress, 70, of Sweetwater, TN head on.
A Silverado, driven by Bernardo Brito, 48, of Plant City, FL, hit the Explorer and went off the road.
McColly and Burress both died at the scene.
Brito and the three other passengers in the Silverado were transported to SGMC for minor injuries.
It wasn't immediately clear why McColley was driving in the wrong direction, but troopers suspect fatigue may have been a factor.
Troopers don't believe drugs or alcohol were a factor, but a toxicology report is pending.
No charges are expected to be filed.