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WOODSTOCK, GA: A tractor trailer truck hit and killed a woman in Cherokee County, Georgia. The accident happened Friday evening on Interstate 575 near the town of Woodstock, in the Atlanta metropolitan region. The area is in the northwest section of the state, 114 miles northwest of Macon, GA and 100 miles southeast of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Ms Lopez suffered fatal injuries in the truck accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sometime shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, a car reportedly spun out of control and caused a multiple car crash on I-575 near the intersection of Towne Lake Parkway/Eagle Drive. 38 year old Linda L. Lopez of Acworth, GA had been in one of the cars that had been in the accident…

The two cars involved were a Nissan and a Toyota, and Ms. Lopez was the driver of one of the vehicles. It is unclear which car spun out, and investigators did not know which vehicle Ms. Lopez was driving.

Ms. Lopez had gotten out of the car she was in and was standing with others involved in the accident waiting for help. They were standing in the highway median between the southbound and northbound lanes of the highway, near the #8 exit.

The cars that had been in the accident were still in the highway, and traffic was veering around the vehicles in the road. A tractor trailer truck approached the car accident scene and swerved into the median to avoid a collision hitting Ms. Lopez and an unidentified teenage girl from Holly Springs.


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Ms Lopez suffered fatal injuries in the truck accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. The teen-age girl was treated and stabilized at the scene and then transported to Well-Star Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, about 13 miles away. As of Saturday her condition was listed as critical but stable. There was no report on the truck driver’s condition.

The truck accident closed down all lanes on I-575 in both directions. It would take crews more than four hours to clear the truck accident scene, and all lanes of the highway finally opened at about 11:00 p.m. Friday night.

Truck accident investigators returned to the scene on Saturday and attempted to interview witnesses. Some witnesses claimed that the initial two car crash happened because traffic had been moving slowly.


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As of Sunday no charges had been filed against any of the drivers, and the accident remains under investigation.

Since trucking laws are governed by hundreds of regulations, litigation can be very complex. Hiring truck accident lawyers who specialize in the numerous trucking laws throughout the United States is essential for a successful verdict outcome. For a free initial consultation about Georgia trucking laws, talk to a qualified truck accident attorney at 1-800-628-4500.

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