I-85 shut down after tractor trailer collision causes 40,000 pounds of beer to spill

Published 10:08 pm Sunday, April 11, 2021

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A crash on Interstate 85 northbound involved two tractor-trailers and two other vehicles and shut down the interstate for hours on Sunday.

According to an accident report from Georgia State Patrol, one tractor-trailer was overturned and its load, 40,000 pounds of Bud Light beer, was spilled on the northbound lanes of I-85. All northbound lanes were blocked as of 10 p.m., with an estimated time to open the interstate by 10:30 p.m.

The crash occurred at Exit 18. GSP said there was one injury and that person was transported to the hospital with visible injuries, but they were not considered life-threatening.