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All lanes of US 80 back open after 3-vehicle accident

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BLOOMINGDALE, GA (WTOC) -

All of US Hwy 80 is back open after an early morning accident shut down both of the eastbound lanes for about 2-hours.

Rescue crews responded to a 3-vehicle accident on US Highway 80 at Conaway Rd. in Bloomingdale shortly after 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. The accident had the eastbound lanes of Hwy 80 blocked, so police split the westbound lanes into two-way traffic.

The accident involved two trucks and a car. Authorities have not said what caused the accident but WTOC's Ben Williamson spoke to the drivers of both of the trucks and they said they are not exactly sure what happened, but recall a woman in a red car traveling westbound when she swerved into two lanes and both trucks hit her. Her car rolled over into the ditch along with one of the trucks that hit her.

Christie Tejada, the driver of the car, was taken to the hospital and she is currently listed in fair condition. The drivers of the trucks, Brian Beckworth and George Strickland Jr., were not injured.

All 3 vehicles have been towed away and the road has been cleared. All lanes are now back open to traffic. 

The accident is under investigation.   

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