A driver died Sunday morning when a tractor-trailer smashed into a firetruck responding to a different car wreck, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Javon Martin, 41, of Honea Path, S.C., was killed when his truck hit the back end of a parked fire engine, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The first wreck happened about 3 a.m. on I-20 one mile east of Ga. 92, Douglas County spokesman Rick Martin told the news station. A red Mustang had reportedly crashed into a wooded area near the road, he said.
A Douglas County ladder truck was working at the scene of the wreck and had parked in the slow lane of traffic, Martin said. Just before 3:20 a.m., the man’s truck crashed into the rear of the ladder truck, he said. The man died at the scene.
No firefighters were hurt.
RED ALERT continues in Douglas County: Crash Investigation still has I-20/wb before SR-92 (exit 37) shutdown. Traffic is being diverted at Lee Rd. (exit 41) Please avoid and use Hwy 78 as an alternate https://t.co/RuPa64SzPC #ATLTraffic pic.twitter.com/eAKxH4eVoq— Triple Team Traffic (@WSBTraffic) September 22, 2019
The GSP is investigating the cause of the wreck.
The crash had all westbound lanes of I-20 blocked before Ga. 92, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. The roadway reopened about 9:30 a.m., according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.