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Tragedy at Georgia Welcome Center as two truckers lose their lives in fiery crash

A catastrophic collision at a Georgia Welcome Center in Port Wentworth on Wednesday night resulted in the deaths of two truck drivers.

The big picture: A semi truck, reportedly entering the Welcome Center at high speeds, initiated a sequence of impacts that involved five semi trucks and a camper-vehicle, as per the Georgia State Patrol.

  • The crash set off an inferno, incinerating all involved vehicles.
  • The driver of the initiating semi truck and the driver of the semi truck first struck, presumed to have been asleep at the time, were both pronounced dead.
  • Meanwhile, the remaining drivers miraculously escaped unharmed.

The aftermath of the crash notably included all that remained: charred debris and extinguishing foam, highlighting the intensity of the fiery scene reported by WJCL News.

By the numbers: The collision ultimately reduced six tractor trailers to burnt-out ruins.

What we don't know: Authorities are investigating whether a medical condition might have contributed to the first driver's high-speed entry and subsequent crashes.

As of now, the identities of the deceased truckers have not been released.

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