By Michael Davis
One woman was killed and three others were injured in a roll-over crash on Interstate 75 just before noon Tuesday, police said.
The crash closed northbound lanes of the interstate for several hours at mile marker 226, between Eagle's Landing Parkway and I-675.
Police said a Chevrolet Trailblazer and Honda Passport, both traveling in a southbound lane, collided about 11:55 a.m. as traffic became congested and motorists slowed. Several lanes merge in the area.
The Honda was struck from behind by the Trailblazer and rolled, said Henry County Police Lt. Jason Bolton, throwing out a female who died at the scene. The car landed in a northbound lane of the interstate. Both vehicles had been traveling in the left lane, Bolton said.
It was not immediately clear whether the woman, 25-year-old Jamie Scott of Adairsville, was a passenger of the vehicle or was driving. A man was also partially ejected from the Honda, and was air-lifted to Atlanta Medical Center, police said. His name was not available.
Bolton said investigators were still working to determine how fast the vehicles were traveling, and if any charges should be filed.
Two children in the vehicle, ages 2 and 4, also suffered injuries and were taken to Henry Medical Center where Tuesday afternoon, police said they were recovering from injuries that were not life-threatening. At press time, police were working to clarify the relationship between the adults and the children. A witness told police the children were restrained in vehicle, via either a seat belt or child seat. Police said the two adults were not.
Five people in the Trailblazer were uninjured, Bolton said. And a vehicle traveling in the northbound lanes of I-75 at the time of the accident was struck by debris, but no other injuries were reported.
Bolton said the Trailblazer was headed to Florida from Alabama. It was not clear where travelers in the Honda were headed.