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Two injured in pickup truck, semi wreck on Interstate 16

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Two people are injured when a pickup truck rear-ends a semi. Two people are injured when a pickup truck rear-ends a semi.
EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

 

Georgia State Patrol said a truck rear-ended an 18-wheeler. Both people in the truck were seriously hurt.

The passenger was airlifted to Memorial University Medical Center, while the driver was taken by ambulance to the hospital. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

Both lanes on I-16 were closed for about 45 minutes before the GSP opened one lane. Traffic was backed up for miles until the road was clear.

"We did block off one lane, but then when rescue got here we had to block both lanes to allow the helicopter to land and take the passenger by air. The driver was taken by ground," said Sfc. Brad Mosher of the Georgia State Patrol. 

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