The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Interstate 475, (north bound), between Thomaston Road and Zebulon Road. The accident happened shortly after 10:00a.m., Thursday morning.
The accident involved a total of four vehicles. Two tractor trailers, a Chevrolet Silverado, and a Honda Accord. It was reported that a tractor trailer was disabled and stopped in the middle lane of the Interstate 475. The driver of the tractor trailer got out of his vehicle and began work on the tractor trailer. The driver of a Chevrolet Silverado, 20-year-old Brandon Hankinson, pulled in front of the tractor trailer and parked. Hankinson got out of his vehicle and attempted to assist the driver of the disabled vehicle.
A second tractor trailer, driven by 37-year-old Lawrence Gross of Florida, was traveling in middle lane and collided with the disabled tractor. His vehicle continued to move in a northern direction. His vehicle then struck the parked Chevrolet Silverado. A Honda Accord, driven by 38-year-old Rikki Sharp of Kathleen, was also in the middle lane. Her vehicle struck the trailer of the disabled tractor trailer, after the initial accident took place.
Investigators are continuing to investigate this accident scene.
A driver of the disabled tractor trailer was pronounced dead at the scene, by Coroner Jones. The name of that driver cannot be released at this time, until the next of kin has been notified.
Gross and Sharp were transported to the Navicent and are both listed to be in stable condition. Hankinson was treated and released at the scene.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for travelers to avoid Interstate 475 (northbound). Traffic is continuing to be diverted off of the Interstate at the Eisenhower Parkway off ramp. The interstate, north of Eisenhower Parkway will remain closed until the accident site has been cleared. Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available.
The accident is still under investigation, anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.
December 6, 2018
Fatal Traffic Accident on Interstate 475
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident, involving two tractor trailers and two vehicles. The accident is located on Interstate 475, (northbound), between Thomaston Road and Zebulon Road.
Traffic is being diverted from Interstate 475 (north) and travelers are asked to exit at the Eisenhower Parkway off-ramp. Once exiting at Eisenhower, traffic can travel east, to Interstate 75. Currently, traffic is at a “standstill” as the accident is being investigated.
Additional information about the traffic accident will be released as soon as it becomes available.