A North Carolina woman headed south on Interstate 75 was killed in an accident during heavy rain Sunday night near Perry.
About 7:15 p.m., Judy Ann Young, 56, sustained fatal injuries when she was ejected from a passenger seat in a Dodge pickup near mile marker 130, according to Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Philip Kilgore of Post 15 in Perry.
The pickup driver, Homer Frankum, 81, of Newport, Tennessee, was hurt and taken to Medical Center, Navicent Health, in Macon.
Young and Frankum were in the right lane when a tractor-trailer rear-ended the pickup and turned it counterclockwise, Kilgore said in an email.
Young was hit by the pickup as it spun on the highway, about halfway between Ga. 26 and South Perry Parkway.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, Gregory Doloir, 44, of Covington, was taken to Perry Hospital, Kilgore’s preliminary report said.
The Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident, which shut down I-75 for about 4 1/2 hours.
Southbound traffic was rerouted at exit 134 until about 11:40 p.m.