METTER, GA (WTOC) - A wreck on I-16 westbound claimed the life of a Metter teenager Thursday night.
Just after 5:30, a one-car rollover backed up traffic. When the wreck was cleared, a pickup truck hit the back of a tractor-trailer in the back of the slowed traffic near the Pulaski Exit - mile marker 112.
The driver of the pickup, Cody Zerwig, passed away at the hospital.
The Superintendent of Candler County Schools released a statement saying, 'On behalf of the Candler County School System and the Metter High School family - our prayers and deep sympathy go out to the Zerwig family. Cody was loved and respected by so many and his loss is extremely difficult to accept. Please continue to pray for this wonderful family as well as our school and community.'