4 lives converged, ended in deadly crash on I-16

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
There are many injuries after an accident along I-16. (Picture courtesy of Jackie Brown, taken with permission from 13WMAZ website)

There are many injuries after an accident along I-16. (Picture courtesy of Jackie Brown, taken with permission from 13WMAZ website)

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Family members say four Georgians killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 16 were transporting packages, traveling on business and going to the doctor when tragedy struck.

Joel Moore of Clyo left home early Wednesday to travel to a meeting with co-workers at International Paper. Michael J. Smith of Covington was on the job as a contract truck-driver for FedEx. And Clayton and Josephine Warnock, a couple from Dublin, were heading to Atlanta for a doctor to check his pacemaker.

All of them died early Wednesday as 27 cars, pickup trucks and tractor-trailers braked, swerved and collided in a chain-reaction collision that also sent nine people to a hospital with injuries.

Authorities are investigating whether smoke from nearby fires may have mixed with fog and blinded drivers.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)


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