Two people killed in crash on I-75 in Whitfield County Thursday afternoon

Deadly accident shuts down parts of I-75 in Whitfield County (Photo: Edickson Frias)

UPDATE (July 20th):

The Georgia State Patrol has identified both victims in the I-75 crash on Thursday.

GSP says 23-year-old Cody Angel of Rydal and 36-year-old William Clegg of Adairsville both died after the accident.

A preliminary report says the truck they were riding in tried to make an improper lane change.

The truck was traveling in the right hand lane southbound on I-75, when it clipped a tractor trailer in the middle lane.

The truck spun into the left hand lane and was struck by a Chevy Silverado.

Both vehicles stopped in the median, with the Silverado resting on the truck.

The driver of the truck was Chadwick Pair, age 27 of Calhoun. He was injured and airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center.

35-year-old Micah Payne and 40-year-old Jason Banks were injured and transported to Hamilton Medical Center.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was 32-year-old Broderick Williams of Stone Mountain. He was not injured.

The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado was 49-year-old Jesus Quezada of Dalton. He was injured, but not transported to the hospital.

UPDATE (5:30 p.m.):

GDOT confirms all lanes of I-75 in Whitfield County have reopened after the deadly crash Thursday afternoon.

Expect delays as traffic returns to normal.

See more details below:


The Georgia State Patrol says one person has died in a wreck in Whitfield County on Interstate 75, between exit 333 and 336 Thursday afternoon.

Information is limited at this time, but GDOT says one car and two trucks are involved in the crash.

The Department of Transportation estimates the interstate will be closed for several hours. Depend on us for updates.

Viewer Edickson Frias sent us this video from the scene of the accident:

Other viewers are sharing what they've seen:

This is a developing story. Depend on NewsChannel 9 to bring you updates as they become available.

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