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Investigators Return to I-16 Crash Scene

Georgia State Police investigators were back Friday at Interstate 16 in Montrose, where 27 vehicles crashed Wednesday, killing four people.

The vehicles are being held in a lot by State Police as part of the investigation. Some vehicles were damaged slightly; others were burned and twisted, gruesome evidence of the fire and explosion. Four people were killed and nine were injured in 10 separate collisions on the foggy highway.

"Basically what's going on today is our specialized reconstruction team are inspecting the vehicles to determined the vehicle to vehicle relationship," says Sgt. Ken DeLoach of the Georgia State Patrol.

DeLoach says all vehicles involved, whether completely destroyed or only sustaining minor damages are being held for the investigation, a total of 27 vehicles.

Those included a FedEx trailer involved in a fatality, and the wreck of a car that an elderly couple, Clayton and Josephine Warnock of Dublin died in.

Meanwhile, at the scene of the crashes near Montrose, investigation worked of surveying the scene, as well as paving and fixing the road, which is still charred from the explosion of the tanker.

DeLoach says fires in the area are being looked at as a possible cause.  He says DOT crews had been on their way to post warning signs before the crashes happened.

He says given the magnitude of the crashes, a full investigation could take as long as a year.

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