Child killed in single car accident on I-75 in Monroe County

MONROE COUNTY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A car accident on I-75 left a 7-year-old child dead Sunday.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened around 5:30 p.m., on I-75 north , just south of the Johnstonville Road exit. A 1999 Mercury Mountaineer was carrying seven people from Macon in the far right lane when a rear tire blew, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

Investigators say the vehicle over-turned multiple times after hitting a guardrail.

Six passengers were injured and a 7-year-old child was killed.

The injured were taken to Navicent Health.

Categories: Local News, Monroe County

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