Accident on I-75 Southbound shuts down interstate

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Two people were taken to the hospital after a single-car accident on I-75 Southbound at the Eisenhower Parkway exit ramp around 5 p.m. Friday.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office says the driver, 25 year-old Torrence Lockhart lost control of the vehicle and went off the road into the woods. The vehicle then burst into flames.

Deputies say several people helped get the driver and passenger, 29 year-old Andrea Simmons, out of the vehicle.

Authorities say Lockhart was airlifted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta, and is in critical condition. Simmons was taken to The Medical Center, Navicent Health in stable condition.

I-75 was shut down for about 45 minutes, but all lanes are back open.
Categories: Bibb County, Local News

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