Three injured in crash on I-75 near Valdosta

| June 23, 2017

VALDOSTA – Three people were injured in a crash involving a semi-truck on Interstate 75 near Valdosta Thursday morning.

GSP says the crash happened around 8:20 a.m. on I-75 northbound near exit 18.

According to GSP, a driver in a Lincoln Navigator SUV as towing a camper trailer northbound on I-75 and lost control when the camper began to weave back and forth. The camper broke free from the vehicle and overturned into the left northbound lane.

A semi-truck swerved to avoid a collision with the SUV, which ended up colliding with the front end of the tractor-trailer.

A 5-year-old boy in the SUV was taken to South Georgia Medical Center by ambulance for a head injury. The SUV driver and a front seat passenger suffered minor injuries.

The semi-truck driver was not injured.

All three northbound lanes were closed for about an hour as crews worked to clear the scene.

The driver of the SUV was issued a warning for failure to maintain a lane.

(WCTV Eyewitness News)

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