Seven people, who were killed in a five-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon on Interstate 85 in Franklin County, Georgia, have been identified.
Investigators said the massive crash happened around 1:40 p.m. near mile marker 160 when a Ford E-350 traveling north crossed through the median and entered the southbound lanes.
When the Ford crossed over, it crashed into a Chevrolet van in the left lane, causing the Chevrolet to hit a third vehicle that was in the right lane.
Three people in the Ford were killed and three others were injured, GSP said.
Investigators said all four people in the Chevrolet died in the accident.
According to the Franklin County Coroner’s Office, six people died at the scene. A 3-year-old was airlifted to Greenville and died at the hospital, the coroner said. Three other children in the Ford were taken to Greenville Memorial Pediatric Trauma Center in Greenville. At last check, one child was in critical condition and two other children were in stable condition, WYFF News 4 reported.
The Franklin County Coroner’s Office identified the people killed in the Ford as Chris Years, 33, Ashley Years, 34, and Luna Years, 3, all of Paulding County.
The coroner identified the people killed in the Chevrolet as Alejandro Agis Perez, 53, Noe Gutierrez Cerna, 39, Oswaldo F. Hi Navarrete, 35, and Eugenio Santoyo Serna, 36, all of Hall County.
Two other vehicles were also involved in the crash, troopers said, but they only suffered minor injuries.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.