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Truck driver charged in I-20 fatal crash involving several vehicles

GSP has charged a man in connection with a fatal I-20 crash that killed one person on Tuesday.
GSP has charged a man in connection with a fatal I-20 crash that killed one person on Tuesday.(GSP)
Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 3:44 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A tractor-trailer truck driver has been charged in an accident on Interstate 20 that killed one person and damaged seven other cars west of Augusta.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Royce Kaleb Smith is charged with second-degree homicide by vehicle, driving too fast for conditions and following too closely.

Smith, the patrol says, was the driver of the tractor-trailer that crashed into the back of an SUV Tuesday near mile marker 180 between Thomson and Harlem. The driver of that car, 54-year-old Brenda Anderson, died as a result of the crash.

The tractor-trailer also collided with seven other cars.

The accident happened sometime after a fatal crash killed two law enforcement officers from Fulton County earlier in the day.

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