Interstate 75 closed due to fatal truck explosion

Witnessed explosion. / LaJeana Brooks

According to the Valdosta Daily Times, a stolen semi-truck from Cordele has crashed and exploded under the southbound Interstate 75, Exit 13, Old Clyattville Road, bridge Saturday afternoon.

One fatality has been reported. A blue pickup truck is believed to be involved.

Georgia State Patrol is on the scene investigating.

The DPS Public Information Office says that all southbound I-75 traffic is completely stopped and northbound traffic is slowed with only two lanes open. For now, southbound traffic is being detoured to Old Clyattville Road.

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