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UPDATE: Parts of I-16 to be closed Thursday night to clean up from semi truck accident in Twiggs County

Lanes will be closed on Thursday night to remove the semi truck from the scene of the accident.


Starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday one lane will be open for westbound traffic on I-16 at mile marker 17, the site of semi truck accident on Wednesday night. There will be times when both lanes are closed as crews will work to remove the semi truck and clean up additional debris. 

Alternate routes exit 18 at Bullard Road or take Highway 129 or Highway 80 to avoid delays. 


Sheriff Darren Mitchum says that the wreck was caused by two semi trucks, when one in the right lane had a tire blow out, causing it to swerve over on the truck in the left lane. 

The truck in the left lane then lost control and went between two bridges, landing on its top in a creek underneath them. 

Rescuers have gotten the driver out of the vehicle and he is being transported to the Medical Center, Atrium Health Navicent in Macon by helicopter.


Crews are working to rescue a driver from a wreck on Interstate 16 in Twiggs County.

That's according to Sheriff Darren Mitchum with the Twiggs County Sheriff's Office.

Mitchum says crews are trying to "cut the driver out" of the truck.

There are no more details on the accident or the cause at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with 13WMAZ for updates as details come in.

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