Man killed in Midway crash with tractor trailer

MIDWAY, GA (WTOC) - An crash in Midway left one man dead and sent another to the hospital late Wednesday night.

Authorities said a man was driving east on Highway 84 near Highway 17 around 9:30 p.m., when he noticed a tractor trailer blocking the roadway. Police said he slammed on his brakes, but it was too late.

His pick-up truck skidded underneath the tractor trailer, killing him instantly, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The driver of the tractor trailer was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. Highway 84 had to be closed down about a mile in each direction while authorities cleared the crash scene.

An accident reconstruction team was called out to investigate the wreck. There is no word yet whether any charges will be filed against the driver of the tractor trailer.

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