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Fiery crash on I-75 in Bibb County sends 2 to hospital, snarls traffic

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A fiery crash on Interstate 75 southbound at the Eisenhower Parkway exit ramp Friday afternoon sent two people to the hospital and snarled rush hour traffic.

Torrence Lockhart, 25, of Oglethorpe, lost control of his vehicle shortly before 5 p.m., went off the road and the vehicle burst into flames, according to an updated Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Several motorists passing by helped get Lockhart and passenger, 29-year-old Andrea Simmons, also of Oglethorpe, out of the vehicle, the release said.

Simmons was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, where she was listed in stable condition, the release said. Lockhart was airlifted to Grady hospital in Atlanta, where he was listed in critical condition.

The accident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information in reference to this accident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.

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