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4-year-old child killed in crash on I-16 near Bloomingdale Road

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Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 1:59 PM EDT
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CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - A 4-year-old child has died and two adults were injured in a crash on Interstate 16 on Thursday.

The crash occurred just before 4:30 p.m. on May 20. The Chatham County Police Department says one of the victims was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

A helicopter was called to the scene to help transport the victims to the hospital.

The crash was a single-vehicle wreck. A 2005 Jeep Limited was traveling eastbound on I-16 in the left lane closes to the center median, according to Georgia State Patrol.

The vehicle traveled off the roadway left and veered back on before yawing out of control. GSP says the vehicle continued off the roadway, rotated partially clockwise, and flipped side over side while simultaneously striking the cable barrier with its driver’s side. The vehicle continued over the barrier landed in the westbound lanes of I-16.

Georgia State Patrol is now leading the investigation.

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