3 people killed in Ga. wreck involving semitrailer

Updated at: 12/19/2012 11:36 AM

(AP) CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Authorities say a semitrailer slammed into a support pillar on Interstate 75 northwest of Atlanta, sending a large highway sign into the path of another vehicle, killing a total of three people.

State transportation officials say the southbound lanes of I-75 were closed after the wreck early Wednesday morning. Authorities tell WSB Radio (http://bit.ly/ow4KJW) that the accident happened in Bartow County.

Few other details of the crash were immediately available Wednesday.

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