A deadly accident on I-85 blocked traffic for several hours on Friday evening.
Kayla S. Wilson, 33, Nikia Wilson, 33, and Denyla Biggers, 6, all of Columbus, were ejected when their vehicle hit the concrete median, the Georgia State Patrol said. Kayla Wilson was the driver.
Injured in the crash were DeQuondre Biggers, 15, Kanyus Biggers, 8, Jomari Wilson, 5, and Alexander Crawford, 4, all of Columbus, according to a GSP representative. The injured people were transported to Egleston Hospital in Atlanta.
The accident occurred about 8:12 p.m. at northbound mile marker 56. A 2002 Ford Expedition was traveling in the inside lane when it lost control – striking the median wall and overturning several times, according to Sgt. Mike Adcock from the Georgia State Patrol.
The road was closed was closed until just after 10:30, when one lane of traffic was opened. The busy highway was completely reopened just before 11 p.m.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash.