Driver identified in deadly Atkinson Co. semi wreck

Published: Aug. 14, 2015 at 10:58 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2015 at 6:13 PM EDT
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WILLACOOCHEE, GA (WALB) - Traffic was snarled Friday morning near Willacoochee, after a  semi-truck hauling gas crashed on Highway 82 around 6:00AM, killing the driver.

GSP says 47-year old Timothy Teemer of Albany was killed in the accident.

The wreck happened near Mile Post 5 in the eastbound lane of the highway.

The tanker, carrying 7,500 gallons of fuel, ran into the back of a pick up truck, driven by 73-year old James Gaskins of Willacoochee, who was not injured.

Crews came in to remove the truck, which overturned in a ditch. Hazmat crews responded, but no diesel fuel spilled.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.

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