Two People Killed in Fuel Tanker Truck Explosion on I-85 near Atlanta, Ga

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  1. Foxzell

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  2. Foxzell

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    Witness describes the scene as it unfolded.
     
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  3. mtoo

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    A man doing his job. We never know what the next 5 minutes hold.
    prayers for the families involved.
     
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  4. Snailexpress

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    Make sure your will is signed before you go to Atlanta area.
     
  5. Dave_in_AZ

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    I think in coming up on 15 years, I've only ever passed 1 gas can. The other 10,000 have gone by me like I was tied to a tree.
     
  6. lovesthedrive

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    God rest their souls. I hope they didnt feel the flames licking their bodies.
     
  7. mjd4277

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    Geez! R.I.P. to the victims! That’s 10 minutes from the Tucker terminal and not too far from the Norcross Quik Trip where a truck laid over almost sliding into the fuel pumps!!
     
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  8. Badmon

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    I grew up right in that area. I was going to go to a friend's house yesterday to get some help on my car who lives probably 10 miles from where the accident occurred. Needless to say my plans cancelled after I realized traffic was going to be a major issue all day long. RIP to the ones who died
     
  9. Finfn1372

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    Came by it ,northbound was a nightmare,they had half the interstate turned around.

    Rip to all parties.
     
  10. RubyEagle

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    It is the tanker yankers and the hopper or end dumps. In such a hurry always it seems.
     
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