Deadly accident shuts down I-20 near Villa Rica - FOX 13 News

Deadly accident shuts down I-20 near Villa Rica

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This picture is courtesy FOX 5 viewer Lou Gregoire who was flying in a helicopter along I-20 at the time of the accident. This picture is courtesy FOX 5 viewer Lou Gregoire who was flying in a helicopter along I-20 at the time of the accident.
VILLA RICA, Ga. -

Traffic investigators are trying to determine if the rainy weather played a roll in a series of accidents on Sunday afternoon that claimed the life of one passenger and shut down traffic on Interstate 20 well into the evening.

The Georgia State Patrol tells FOX 5 News that it happened near the Douglas-Carroll county line. The first crash happened as a vehicle spun out and hit a guardrail. A passing motorist stopped to help, but was hit by another vehicle who lost control trying to avoid the crash.

Another accident, this one involving a Ford Expedition, is also being attributed to a driver attempting to avoid the first accident. This time the SUV left the SUV left the road and hit the cable barrier causing it to flip several times.

A passenger in the Expedition died at the scene. The driver and a second passenger were rushed to nearby hospitals.

The names of those involved in the accident have yet been released.

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