Update: One Patient in I-85 accident died in hospital

by Wes Mayer

One of the seven people injured in a five-vehicle accident Sunday night on I-85 in Coweta County passed away at the Atlanta Medical Center, according to authorities.

The accident occurred around mile marker 54 on I-85 southbound, said Captain Craig Sherrer with the Coweta County Fire Department. Sherrer said crews responded around 6:35 p.m. to find one patient heavily entrapped in a vehicle with severe injuries, and after about 10 minutes, emergency responders were able to extricate the patient.

The extricated patient was transported to the Atlanta Medical Center by helicopter, Sherrer said, and all other patients were transported by ambulance to either the Atlanta Medical Center or Grady Memorial Hospital. The patient flown by helicopter had severe multi-system trauma injuries and passed away about an hour after arriving, Sherrer said.

Sherrer said Georgia State Patrol troopers arrived on scene to investigate the accident.

Authorities have not released the names of those involved in the accident.

For more on this story, look in Wednesday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.



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