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Highway fatality investigation blocks lane on Interstate 75

Merging car causes fatal I-75 crash

Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Michael Strickland explains how a man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash Thursday, July 20, 2017, on I-75 in Perry.
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Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Michael Strickland explains how a man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash Thursday, July 20, 2017, on I-75 in Perry.

A left lane is closed on Interstate 75 North in Houston County due to a fatality investigation.

The Georgia Department of Transportation initially reported two left lanes were blocked and would be closed until about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A second alert stated that the investigation is now contained to the left lane between mile post 133 and 135.5 and should conclude by 1 p.m.

The Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating a fatal three-vehicle accident Thursday that killed Charles Lewis Posey, 69, of Cordele.

Posey was traveling in a Chevrolet Tahoe in the center lane when a Chevrolet Cobalt reportedly merged into his lane after the sedan entered the highway at the on-ramp at exit 135.

The Tahoe was hit and struck a Chevrolet Silverado pulling another pickup on a trailer in the left lane.

The Tahoe flipped, killing Posey.

Only one lane of the interstate will be open until the conclusion of Tuesday’s investigation.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

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