Two Wrecks, One Involving Eight Vehicles, Cause Traffic Issues on the Interstate Friday Afternoon


Those headed to and from Chattanooga Friday afternoon found themselves looking for alternative routes as two wrecks caused traffic issues in Dade.

The first wreck happened around 2:30 p.m. on I-24 E near Highway 299 at the Wildwood exit. The two-car accident caused traffic problems for about an hour. One person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

An eight-car pileup occurred just after 3 p.m. on I-59 N at the I-24 E split. The accident included two semi-trucks, one van, and five passenger vehicles according to the Dade County Sheriff’s Office. Multiple people were transported to the hospital, but none with life-threatening injuries. 

The accident scene was cleared for traffic by 6:10 p.m.

The eight-car accident is still under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol.