Crash in Taliaferro County claims two lives

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TALIAFARRO COUNTY, Ga (WJBF) – Two people are dead and two injured following an  accident on Interstate 20 at mile marker 152 in Taliaferro County.

Georgia State Patrol says a tractor trailer was slowing in the right lane due to traffic ahead and was struck in the rear by a van pulling a trailer.  

Following the crash, the engine compartment of the van caught fire.  The fire was extinguished by the driver of the tractor trailer.   

The driver of the van and front seat passenger of the van were killed as a result of the crash.   There were two other occupants in the van and both were transported to the hospital.   

The driver of the van has been identified as a 36-year old male.   

The other occupants of the van have not been identified.

The crash is still under investigation.  

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