SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Authorities said a Willie Houston, 54, of Midway, was driving east on Highway 84 near Highway 17 around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, when he noticed a tractor trailer blocking the roadway.
GSP trooper Quincey Melvin said David Hines, 39, of Midway, was backing up his rig to park for the night when Houston slammed into it with his pickup truck.
Police said he slammed on his brakes, but it was too late.
Highway 84 had to be closed down about a mile in each direction while authorities cleared the crash scene.
GSP's SKIRT team is investigating the crash.