Two lanes of southbound Interstate 75 were closed for three and a half hours after a car collided with two tractors early Thursday morning.
At about 4 a.m., a woman merged her Ford Taurus into traffic at Sardis Church Road and hit a tractor trailer, said Lt. Sean DeFoe of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
The car spun into another 18-wheeler that was hauling cement, was lodged under the second truck and dragged about a mile down the interstate toward mile marker 152 as the truck caught fire, DeFoe said.
The Taurus driver suffered visible injuries, while the truck drivers were shaken up in the mishap, DeFoe said.
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All three were taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia with what appeared to be minor injuries.
The highway reopened at about 7:30 a.m.
About three hours later, another female driver crashed a 2006 Volvo sedan into the guardrail about a half mile past the Sardis Church Road exit, DeFoe said.
Investigators suspect she may have been driving while impaired as deputies seized a methamphetamine pipe from her car.