I-16 east reopens following Macon police investigation

Interstate 16 east in Macon has reopened.

13WMAZ's Kristen Swilley reports that traffic is now moving again.

Macon police closed the highway this morning to continue its investigation into the fatal traffic accident last week on the Spring Street bridge.

The accident happened when a Mack tractor trailer changed lanes, police said.

That truck hit a 2005 Buick LaCrosse causing it to hit the driver's side of an S-10 pick-up driven by Michael Anthony Thorpe, 47, a Steak-Out delivery driver, police said.

Thorpe, who was delivering food to Coliseum hospital, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 81-year-old driver of the Buick ran off the roadway and was transported to the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Police did not release the name of the truck driver or say if charges would be filed.


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