Accident involving tractor trailer shuts down I-16

BULLOCH COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - Traffic is getting back to normal after an accident involving a tanker truck on Interstate 16 in southeastern Bulloch County.

One lane of I-16 was shut down and traffic was backed up for miles. A tanker truck stalled on the eastbound lane and the driver was trying to get onto the shoulder when a station wagon struck the back of the tanker.

The station wagon began leaking gasoline and Bulloch County fire crews were called to assist.

The tanker truck was empty.

The driver of the station wagon was taken to the hospital.

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