1 killed in I-20 accident involving fire truck, tractor-trailer

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All lanes of westbound Interstate 20 have reopened after a deadly multi-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck and a fire engine in Douglas County.

According to Douglas County officials, the accident happened one mile east of Highway 92 starting at Lee Road.

Officials say it all started around 3 a.m. Sunday when a red Mustang lost control, crashed, and flipped over on the side of I-20.

When fire crews responded to assist the driver, they parked their firetruck at an angle on the slow lanes of the highway. Just a few moments later, a driver of a semi-truck crashed into the rear of the fire truck.

The tractor-trailer's driver was killed at the scene.

The two firefighters who responded to the scene were still in the ladder truck wearing the seatbelts during the collision, but neither were hurt.

The driver of the Mustang was rushed to Grady Hospital and is being treated for injuries.

The Georgia State Patrol is now investigating the cause of the accidents.