The driver in a deadly wreck on I-16 Wednesday morning has been identified.

Sergeant Lee Weaver of the state patrol says James Bryant was found in Braselton.

According to Sergeant Weaver, witnesses at the scene say Bryant allegedly left before first responders arrived.

Troopers spent more than 6 hours clearing the wreck and mapping out how the accident happened.

Investigators say wreck happened just before 5:30 a.m. on I-16 West between milepost 11 and and mile post 12 in Twiggs County.

Sergeant Weaver says a tractor trailer driven by Bryant hit a Ford Explorer, then both vehicles were hit by another tractor trailer that couldn't stop in time.

Sergeant Weaver said Bryant's trucking company told the state patrol where to find him.

Bryant is not in custody and has not been charged, but the investigation continues.


The identity of a man killed in a traffic accident Wednesday morning on Interstate 16 in Twiggs County has been released.

He is Archie March, 57, of Homestead, Fla., according to GSP Sgt. Lee Weaver.

The case is being investigated as a hit and run, according to Weaver.

The wreck occurred at about 5:30 a.m. on I-16 westbound between mile markers 11 and 12. The wreck involved two tractor trailers and a car, according to the GSP.

Cpl. Darrell Thigpen with the GSP says they're looking for the driver of a white tractor trailer that was carrying a van. That driver may have been involved in the wreck.

Witnesses say the male driver was wearing blue jeans, brown boots, and a blue T-shirt. He was about 55 years old, 5'8" and between 165 and 190 pounds, Thigpen said.

"He hung around for a little bit," but was gone when GSP arrived, Thigpen said.