Crime

Bibb deputies charge man in multi-car wreck on I-75

Bibb County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man in connection with a traffic accident involving several vehicles late Wednesday on Interstate 75.

Jose M. Perez is charged with driving under the influence, driving without a license, no proof of insurance, following too closely and leaving the scene of an accident, according to authorities.

He remained in custody Thursday at the Bibb County jail on a $2,435 bond, according to jail records.

Authorities said Perez was driving a pickup in the southbound lanes of I-75 near the Bass Road exit at about 9 p.m. Wednesday when he caused a series of accidents.

Two people suffered minor injuries when a motor home pulling a trailer overturned. A third vehicle then collided with the pickup and the motor home, according to authorities.

Authorities said Perez fled the scene on foot with a possible head injury. He later was found at the Citgo convenience store on Bass Road.

Evidence collected at the scene indicates alcohol may have been a factor in the incident, according to authorities.

Traffic was interrupted for about two hours while deputies responded to the wreck.

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