A crash on I-95 this morning has reportedly killed one person and disrupted morning commutes for thousands.
Authorities report that a tanker truck and car carrier collided at mile marker 87 of the southbound lanes. The tanker truck apparently exploded and both north and southbound lanes were closed for a time after it happened about 3:30 a.m. Northbound lanes were reopened about 6 a.m., according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The wreck occurred just south of Richmond Hill and backed up traffic for miles on the interstate. Traffic was being diverted onto Highway 17 at Richmond Hill and allowed to get back on the interstate in Midway. By 8:30 a.m. cars and trucks were still lined up on Highway 17 in Midway, where local officers were directing traffic at the intersection of 17 and Highway 84.
Firefighters from Fort Stewart were called in to help Bryan County and Richmond Hill crews, reportedly with special equipment that uses foam on especially bad fires.