Georgia interstate closed for deadly 16 vehicle pileup

Authorities in Georgia say that a Cobb County interstate will remain closed through the evening rush hour after a major pileup crash.

The crash was reported shortly after 11 a.m. on February 11 on northbound I-75 in the metro Atlanta area as heavy rain caused extreme reduced visibility conditions.

A total of 16 vehicles — 9 passenger vehicles and 7 commercial vehicles — were involved in the fiery chain-reaction crash.

Police have confirmed that one person was killed in the pileup. It isn’t clear how many people were injured.

Heavy traffic backups have been reported in the area, with overflow traffic causing backups on I-575 and Cobb Parkway.

Cobb County Police say that northbound I-75 will remain closed for at least two more hours.

Several major weather-related pileups were reported across the country on Thursday. A pileup involving as many as 100 vehicles in Fort Worth left at least five dead and dozens injured.