The driver of this Grand Prix lost control of her car and flipped over when she attempted to pass a slower driver on Interstate 20 early Friday morning. She and two other drivers were taken to area hospitals for treatment of injuries. Two lanes of I-20 were shut down for an hour. Just as that wreck began to clear, another minor wreck occurred near Ga. Highway 138. (Special photo)
CONYERS — The woman believed to have caused a wreck that forced eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 to be shut down has been transported to an Atlanta hospital and is expected to be charged with possession of marijuana.
Sometime around 6:30 Friday morning, the driver of a white Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling in the fast lane headed eastbound on I-20 near Salem Road when she moved into the middle lane to attempt to pass a slower driver.
“The driver advised that the car in the middle lane began to brake so she merged back to the fast lane when she lost control of her car and crashed into the median wall. Her car rolled two or three times,” said Conyers Police Department Officer Kim Lucas.
In reaction to the crash, another vehicle traveling eastbound crashed into the rear of a third car.
The driver of the Pontiac was transported to Atlanta Medical Center and charges are pending, Lucas said.
The other two drivers were treated by EMS and transported to Rockdale Medical Center.
The wreck caused two lanes of I-20 to be closed down for about an hour, Lucas said.
Just about the time the wreck scene was clearing around 7:30 a.m., police responded to a three-car crash on I-20 eastbound at Ga. Highway 138.
Lucas said as traffic started moving again, a vehicle rolled into the car in front of it, causing a three-car crash. There were no injuries and only minor damage reported.
She said no charges will be filed in that wreck, although the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office did write several citations to drivers using emergency lanes to get around the wreck, she said.